Audley Harrison has sensationally apologised to David Haye for hitting him with the only blow he landed during their World heavy weight Championship bout, at the M.E.N Arena in Manchester.
Harrison was contrite having thrown the straight left in his defeat to the World Champion.
'You know, I had a game plan, and it went badly wrong. I hit him. I can't believe I would do such a thing in front of all those people. I don't know what they must of think of me.'
The south paw mouth paw from Harlesdon was in no mood to defend himself and quickly gave into the complicitness of sweet surrender saying, 'I really am sorry. To everyone who was watching, to my mama, sorry. I don't know what came over me, to do it in the first round as well. I should have been able to hold my temper longer than that. I was out of order and I'd like to apologise to David Haye. It was unintentional.'
The incident, according to Harrison, was why the Manchester crowd was boo-ing for large parts of the 'fight.'
'They saw what i did and were whining all night man, which is understandable.'
'If I had paid all that money to come and watch a guy, who out of the blue lashed out like that I'd have got in that damn ring and leant against the ropes all night holding my hands up around my face.'
Haye, who only accepts apologies by fax, said he was surprised at the attempt from Harrison.
'His hand came towards me in slow motion. I thought time was standing still, but I quickly realized that it wasn't time, but Harrison.'
Harrison has stated he will consider his future, but hasn't ruled out a career training guide dogs.