Boxer Audley Harrison is set return to the ring in February with a bout at York Hall, Bethnal Green, against four year-old Claire Davies of Cardiff.
Olympic gold medallist Harrison, 41, lost inside 82 seconds in his last fight but insisted he did not want to retire from boxing and had been working on finding more suitable opposition, which he now believes he has done in the shape of the pre-school Davies.
“After being humiliated by David Price, Harrison said he wanted ‘one more shot at glory’ and he believes if he can win this one then it could provide the springboard to another world title shot,” said boxing pundit Steve Bunce.
“Davies will be making her professional debut and Audley will have a distinct size advantage, so she’ll have to use her speed and work rate, get in and out quickly and try to negate his superior reach.”
Audley Harrison comeback
Although a rookie at professional level the Cardiff toddler has an impressive amateur record and, with three older brothers, is used to fighting bigger opponents.
Her last fight against seven year-old Ben Davies, who tried to take away her Peppa Pig play set, was a one-sided affair which saw Ben pulled out by the referee, Angela Davies, inside the first round, and told in no uncertain terms to let his sister play in peace.
As well as having a huge height and reach advantage, Harrison is also expected to outweigh his opponent by some fifteen stone, and the Welsh debutant will have to adjust her game plan accordingly.
Bookmakers have already installed Davies as odds-on favourite.