Audley Harrison has confirmed that he has accepted the chance to face American heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder on April 27 in Sheffield.
The fight would take place on the Amir Khan-Julio Diaz undercard at the Motorpoint Arena and could propel Harrison back in line for a shot at a world title.
However, it would not be an easy task to overcome the heavy handed American who has won all 27 of his professional bouts inside the distance. The 27-year-old is viewed as one of best prospects in Golden Boy's promotional stable and they have high hopes that he can deliver a world title.
Wilder has never fought outside the United States but it would be a huge opportunity for the former Olympic bronze medallist to show why he being touted as a possible champion.
Harrison confirmed on his twitter page that he had accepted the chance to fight Wilder as he looks to once again resurrect his career.
No secrets in boxing eh!I have AGREED to take fight with 5 weeks notice. We're close, hopefully weget there on all details. Nothing more
— Audley Harrison MBE (@audley_Harrison) March 25, 2013
The 41-year-old's career appeared to be over when he was knocked unconscious in just one round by David Price but he bounced back to win the Prizefighter title for a second time in impressive fashion. Harrison has seemingly rededicated himself to the sport and was at his lightest weight since winning a gold medal at the Olympics some 13 years ago.
He has previously sparred with Wilder who has never been beyond four rounds and has been described as one of the hardest hitters in the heavyweight division.
It would be an interesting contests between two fighters at different stages of their career and it seems Amir Khan is thrilled at the prospect of this happening on his undercard.