Audley Harrison is an English Heavyweight boxer from London. He was the first Briton to take Olympic Gold for 32 years at the Sydney Games in 2000 (Super Heavyweight Division) following which , he turned professional.
Retired heavyweight boxing champion Audley Harrison, first came to the public eye when he took the Gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and thus became the first British boxer to win an Olympic title in the super heavyweight division. Training at Repton Amateur Boxing Club, Audley had already achieved success by winning the British Super Heavyweight Championship and Commonwealth Games title prior to his Olympic success so the next natural step was for him to turn professional doing so in 2001. At the same time, he signed a major contract deal with BBC Sport, another first. During this period Audley competed in 17 fights for the network, an arrangement that came to an end when BBC Sport pulled out of their boxing programming. In all, Audley fought in 38 professional bouts, winning 31 of which 23 were knock-outs. His titles included; the WBF Heavyweight, the European Heavyweight title and the British masters title. A spell in the USA saw him fight 11 bouts, returning to the UK a year later, undefeated.
Away from the ring, Audley has made a number of appearances on popular entertainment shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Big Brother. He is also a keen charity worker.
Audley is available as an after dinner speaker and for personal appearances.