26 November 2008 – by Mark Doyle
Martin Rogan is vowing to end Audley Harrisons world heavyweight title hopes in London next month – but the Northern Irishman is willing to run A-Force home for free after the bout.
After two previous postponements the pair will finally go toe-to-toe at the ExCel Arena on December 6 in what is a pivotal fight in the careers of both men.
Much attention will undoubtedly be focused on former Olympic hero Harrison but Belfast native Rogan, a part-time taxi man, is just as motivated, knowing that an upset win will lead to bigger paydays.
“I’m coming to London to finally put paid to Harrison’s career once and for all,” said Rogan.
“I know if I win this fight then it puts me in line for a shot at the British title, and once I win the Lonsdale belt then who knows where my career is going to end up.
“I love working on the taxi ranks, you get to meet so many new and interesting people everyday. Usually, by the end of the journey, if they are not already a boxing fan, then they have been converted!
“Everybody has wished me good luck against Harrison on December 6 and I’m going there with all of Belfast behind me.
“I never turned down a fare, but if Harrison wants a lift home after I’ve bashed him up then I’ll drive him back for free!”