Haye has an Audley showdown in sight
DAVID HAYE is heading towards an allBritish showdown with Audley Harrison rather than a World Heavyweight Championship unification fight with one of the Klitschko brothers. Harrison (inset), the former Olympic gold medallist who resurrected his career via a gallant victory over Michael Sprott, has vacated the European heavyweight title. This is a consequence of the stalemate in negotiations for Haye to fight Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko — the two Ukrainians who hold the rival titles to the Londoner’s WBA World Championship. The danger for Haye is not only that the Klitschkos will reject him but that their promoters may entice Harrison as an opponent. Haye’s trainer-manager Adam Booth now hints a sell-out November fight with Harrison is on the cards. MARK HUNTER will return to Great Britain colours for the first time since winning rowing gold at the Beijing Olympics after being passed fit for the second World Cup regatta of the season. Hunter will renew his triumphant partnership with Zac Purchase in the lightweight men’s double scull in Munich over the weekend of June 18-20.