Rogie sights on Harrison

Martin Rogan
Martin Rogan

Martin Rogan is gunning for Audley Harrison at Prizefighter at the York Hall on Saturday night.

Rogan and Harrison both have high hopes of lifting the International Heavyweights III trophy and Rogan who won the first edition of the eight-man tournament five years ago, reckons it’s time for Harrison to call it a day.

“Audley has been fooling himself and the British public for too long. It’s time to end him once and for all and I would love to be the man to do it,” said Rogan.

“I am desperate to face him again on Saturday. I’ll beat him again and throw ‘A-Farce’ out of boxing for good.”

The Belfast heavyweight defeated Harrison on points when they met in a 10-rounder in December 2008.

And while he would love to end A-Force’s career on the way to Prizefighter glory, the veteran admits it will not be easy to come out on top with the likes of Albert Sosnowski, Travis Walker and Ian Lewison also in the mix.

Rogan, who will discover his opponent for the quarter-finals when the draw is made later today and he know this is a tougher competition than 2008.

Rogan added: “I don’t know how long I have got left but I will know when the time comes.

“I am not going to go in there to get beat up or anything else. I go out and I give my best. I love boxing, it has been very, very good to me.