(born 26 October 1971) is a British professional boxer
from Harlesden, England who fights in the heavyweight division
. At the 2000 Olympics
he became the first British fighter to win an Olympic
gold medal in the superheavyweight division. He stands and usually weighs around .
Harrison turned professional 2001 after signing a contract with BBC Sport
. Harrison had 17 fights on the network before BBC Sport
pulled all boxing from their programming.
In October 2009, he won the Prizefighter
tournament. He became European
heavyweight champion after knocking out Michael Sprott
in April 2010.
Boxing out of Repton Amateur Boxing Club in Bethnal Green
, Harrison became British super heavyweight
champion in 1997, defeating Nick Kendall in the final. He retained the title in 1998, defeating Dean Redmond, and won Gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games
beating Michael Macquae of Mauritius
in the final. In 2000 he won Gold at the Sydney Olympics
by defeating Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov
After his medal win, Harrison was awarded an MBE
. In 2001, Harrison released his autobiography Realising the Dream
and set up his own company, A Force Promotions, to manage his career and concluded several high... Read More