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  1. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Well-Known Member

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    Dear Chris,

    Season’s greetings; I’m wishing you and Team Eubanks a prosperous and successful new year.

    I wanted to touch base and reach out to you, as I will never forget you kindly coming to see me back in the day, after I lost my unbeaten record to Danny Williams. You found me in my hotel and offered me advice from the heart. What you discussed was very helpful to my soul ... so truly Chris, I thank you for that.

    I hope my honest feedback helps you navigate your son’s next steps.

    When we met back then in 2005, you questioned whether I had to hunger to turn things around in my career, as I was already financially stable and likely sleeping in silk bed sheets (still smile at that today) ... I told you I was confident I could (and would) turn things around.

    In my rematch with Danny a year later, I turned up ready for redemption, and almost decapitated him.

    Unfortunately, that opportunity to get redemption was tied into a long-term promotional contract with one my nemesis Frank Warren.

    Deep down, I knew giving up control to him was my surrender. I had already promised myself early in my career (and told the world), I would never sign a deal with him or win a world title for him, so it became a self-fulfilling prophecy in my career, when I signed on the dotted line.

    Looking back, when I unfairly lost my BBC deal, I should have walked away from boxing into retirement, as there was nowhere else I could turn. Frank was back in control and no television network would give me my own broadcasting deal.

    Not fulfilling my goals to be a multi-belt world champion does hurt a bit, I can't lie ... but seeing Frank Warren and Matchroom as the successors in my capitulation irritates me even more.

    Look at Matchroom now, they signed every Olympian with the ‘Look at Audley, he tried to do everything himself and failed' so we must control everything, and each fighter has had to accept it. Matchroom to be fair (under Eddie) have been much more willing to tie boxers into the television money than when I turned professional, but they have used me to have even more control than Warren has.

    So you know, Matchroom’s pay-per-view model comes from my deal I negotiated with David Haye. I gave Eddie the contract to take on his flight home (after preventing him from joining my meeting in Las Vegas with Adam Booth) and with that contract

    he learned the pay-per-view model that Hayemaker Promotions was using on Sky.

    Similar to my landmark deal on BBC; you have set the cat amongst the pigeons with your groundbreaking deal on ITV.

    When I signed my direct deal with BBC, Frank Warren could not believe or accept that I pulled it off. The player got played, and I was in the game BIG TIME. I heard you mention Barry Hearn's comment to you and it made me smile.

    As Kellie (Frank) Maloney spoke about in the Big Brother house in 2014, the two Franks had to do everything and anything to ensure I didn't make it.

    Please do not make the mistake I made of letting Matchroom / Warren distract you with their BS ... this is a different kind of focus you need, and thankfully you do not have to dedicate time to training and boxing as I did ... eventually they will crash your ship if you let them continually distract you.

    They sleep comfortable at night either way; it's in their DNA. Stay focused and don't waste your time going back at them.

    Promote your son, make your money, don't give them more power by talking about them, my advice to you is … do you, do you, do you.

    Chris Jr has lots of talent, but strategy and planning will determine what you and young Eubanks achieve, as the obstacles will come thick and fast if you get distracted with a public debate and tussle.

    Like I, you are not concerned with the opinions of sheep, so those who fight against you are mostly that, but it's still takes time to respond and therefore, it takes you away from your path.

    The institutions that govern England are skewed against black power/control, with institutional racism unfortunately embedded in the nucleus and foundation of British Society.

    When I fought back against Frank, I had to contend with his whole army (press, board of control, his cronies) and then the BBC joined in against me, and the battle to keep control of my career and company was doomed.

    It's fair to say, I came face-to-face with what I call the 'belly of the beast' 'eye of the devil' 'the door to my abyss'

    At that moment, I knew without a shadow of a doubt, that these people will stop at nothing to destroy me ... crippling my power has become their No 1 priority ... AT ALL COSTS.

    They succeeded, but thankfully I had enough strength left to jump on a plane, and start a new life abroad.

    If I stayed, I likely would have put a bullet in one of them, get locked up in a mental institution, or unravel broke and destitute blaming the world for my failures.

    I say this to you with no shame, the bastards broke me down, but it was the best thing that happened me, as it woke me up from being like Tony Montana in Scarface, (I came from that, but I didn't want to go out like that), guns blazing, double crossing everyone I did business with.

    I became what I was fighting against, and I'm so glad it all came tumbling down.

    From that adversity, Audley Harrison became a man and so started my journey into adulthood at 34 years of age.

    Keep focused on the prize Chris, don't let them distract you, as they will stop at nothing to sink your ship and we (people with soul) are not built like that.

    Yours In Sport,

    Audley Harrison M.B.E.
     
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  2. karlbadboy

    karlbadboy New Member

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    Why do I find it hard to dislike Audley ?
     
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  3. PityTheFool

    PityTheFool Come at the King you best not miss

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    100% right.
    The best British HW ever not to win a world title.
    And he wouldn't have aimed low like Terry did.

    @adamcanavan

    This is a photoshop master's dream.
     
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    @PrimadonnaKool
     
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  5. The Marvellous One

    The Marvellous One Well-Known Member

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    Almost stopped reading at the opening sentence 'touch base and reach out'

    Did stop reading when he played the racism card to atone for his failings, after having a good deal and publicity gifted him by those same institutions he lambasts....cunt
     
  6. sosolid4u09

    sosolid4u09 New Member

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    Well, if audley is backing the itv deal it has to be mustard...
     
  7. Chinny

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    Audley used to turn up at movie premieres in a MACK truck, with Gabrielle Richens.

    Now that's a man worth listening to (no Kool)

    @jonnytightlips @Boxfan


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    Lost my sympathy when he started playing the black card, load of bollocks.
     
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  9. One to watch

    One to watch Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he didn't achieve his dreams due to promoters sabotaging him.

    Matchroom did nothing for him did they? (Apart from making him millions in the farce v haye) and warren his nemesis ruined him (apart from giving him exposure on ITV in front of millions v williams and sprott etc)

    This letter is painful.he wanted to control his own destiny because he wasn't good enough to be matched 'correctly''.he wanted to take all the proceeds off terrible mismatches where he was the only attraction,and he promoted the idea of there being 'name' v journeyman fights on mainstream tv peak time.thats why he is celebrating the eubanks move.

    Im all for fighters controlling their own destiny,but if it means the likes of quinlan on PPV,or Doran instead of GGG.and audley shooting boxing in the foot with his hideous BBC deal then these guys can get fucked.they are damaging the future possibilites of fighters breaking out on there own by wanting mismatches with huge purses and cheap opponents/undercards.It's greed and they aren't challenging themselves.

    Promoters are a neccessary evil because they need to make competitive,entertaining fights.when the power is in the hands of the likes of audley and Eubank Jnr then we get a product which damages Boxings already poor credibilty.So audley im sorry.but you can get fucked.
     
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    One to watch Well-Known Member

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    As for comparing himself to Tony Montana in scarface coming out blazing v everyone.

    He is utterly deluded.
     
  11. tompreston

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    So the establishment rallied against him. Apart from when they gave him a million pound deal for scrub fights.

    And the people who complained about that where wholly justifed, as where the BBC to not renew.

    What tosh. Like as a speaker he comes across well, motivational talks and all that bollocks. But he wasn't very good, thats why his career flounded.
     
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  12. Squire

    Squire Let's Go Champ

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    He talks about himself in such grandiose terms :lol:

    Just read this shit...

    :lol:

    It makes his life at the time sound like an action movie. I'm picturing Audley being chased through the airport, getting shot at, taking some bullets and desperately dragging himself into the cockpit of a plane he pilots himself, taking off as Frank Warren, Frank Maloney and the BBC (Jonathan Ross, Jimmy Saville and Tony Hayers) are on the runway firing at him
     
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    Ashedward Well-Known Member

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    Fuck me,no one wanted to give him a fight when Hearn put him on Prize fighter then got him the European shot against Sprott made the Haye fight more credible at the time.If I was Hearn I would be fuming at that,the fact that Audley says Hearns ppv success is all down to sneaking a look.at the a contract is a funny thought through and it would be funny if Kugan asked him about that.
     
  14. Shuffle

    Shuffle Well-Known Member

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    He's against the powers that govern England but signs off with m.b.e after his name
     
  15. sim_reiss

    sim_reiss New Member

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    If thinking Eubank-Quinlan is a shit fight is racist.

    If ridiculing the idea of putting such a fight on PPV is racist.

    If thinking neither Audley Harrison or Chris Eubank can promote better than Frank Warren or Eddie Hearn is racist.

    I guess I'm just a bit racist....
     
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  16. tompreston

    tompreston Well-Known Member

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    What all white PPV's have we had. Frampton Quigg, Bellew Cleverly? Any others.

    You'd probably say boxing is one of the least racist industries going. At least of the last 20 years since I've followed. Its only the US really where they push race angles too for fights with black slickness etc, much less so here.
     
  17. Back to Bill

    Back to Bill Well-Known Member

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    Bellews mixed race.
     
  18. tawetrent

    tawetrent Well-Known Member

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    Think he's more on about the people running it who are exclusively white and generally old.

    It reads like a Primadonna Kool post, it couldn't be, could it?
     
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    tompreston Well-Known Member

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    He is isnt he - to look at him you wouldn't know - presume one of his parents where mixed race with his skin tone. I think i remember him mentioning it on an IFL interview where he is driving and he mentions it actually. He best mate as school was the footballer Neil Dann or something and they where the only lads in the year not white or something.
     
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    Yeah I wouldn't have thought it tbf, Its only when he mentioned it in an interview I looked a bit closer and start to sort of see it.
     
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