Early start for David Price-Audley Harrison
David Price’s British and Commonwealth heavyweight title defence against Audley Harrison on Saturday October 13 will take place at 9.30pm. Promoter Frank Maloney has shifted the fight forward to attract more television viewers and because of Sunday newspaper deadlines.
The fight had been due to take place at 11pm but after talks with BoxNation executives the ‘Battle of the Olympians’ will start early. Maloney said: ‘I believe an earlier start will persuade more people to tune into BoxNation who have signed a deal with David and myself to broadcast his fights.
‘The great thing about having a dedicated boxing channel is that you can be more flexible with the times that you start big fights. You are not being dictated to because of other sports schedules and you working with a fan friendly organisation.'
‘There has been interest from Sunday newspapers and it will help the fight get valuable exposure nationally. There may also be fans that are dependent on getting last trains back home so I hope this helps them.'
The talent stacked 14 fight card also includes a vacant British cruiserweight title fight between Shane McPhilbin (8-3) and Jon Lewis Dickinson (11-2), Chris Edwards (17-14-4) making a British and Commonwealth flyweight title defence against local Kevin Satchell (8-0) and a British light-welterweight title eliminator between Adil Anwar (17-1) and Dale Miles (13-1).