British boxer Audley Harrison has revealed how he shunned going to a training camp ahead of his fight against unbeaten British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price in favour of staying at home. Audley claims that his wife Raychel and daughter Ariella are his key to beating David Price and taking a step closer to another shot at a world title.
Harrison explained, “When I was young, free and single I would go away and lock myself in training camp. It was all me, myself and I. I have got a beautiful wife, a beautiful daughter and my strength is in my family. If I went to camp it would be like a disconnection.”
To help keep him fully focussed on the task at hand and to prevent him taking any shortcuts, Audley has moved in his trainer Kelvin Travis to his home on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Harrison and Travis are expected to arrive in the UK on Thursday, giving them nine days to prepare before the big night.
Audley added, “Training at home is a smart move to do as long as you can pay the price. I have been able to focus and Kelvin is living with me and I definitely haven’t cut corners. I haven’t taken the fight for a payday. I have spoken about redemption, but obviously I want to do myself justice. I will do that win, lose or draw.”
Audley Harrison fights David Price at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on October 13. We predict Price to stop Harrison in the seventh round.