Audley Harrison to face Ali Adams in April comeback fight

Audley Harrison
Harrison has not fought in nearly 15 months, since losing to David Haye

British boxer Audley Harrison is set to make a comeback on 14 April when he will fight Ali Adams at the Brentwood Centre in Essex.

It is the first appearance by Harrison, 40, since his defeat by David Haye in November 2010.

Harrison said: "I've never been more disappointed in myself than I felt that night [against Haye].

"Anyone can lose but I didn't lose with dignity so I was never going to retire on that performance."

He added: "I've been sitting on the shelf for 15 months, so I'm grateful for this opportunity. With my right arm now healed, I'll have too much for Ali Adams. I intend to show I still have a future in the game."

It is a fight for the International Masters heavyweight title, which Baghdad-born Adams won by beating Vjekoslav Bajic at the York Hall in Bethnal Green in December.

Adams, 30, said: "Audley is a joke. His fight with Haye was an embarrassment and he still wants to make a comeback.

"I will give him such a beating that Audley will see he does not belong in a boxing ring again."

Harrison competed in the 2011 Strictly Come Dancing programme on the BBC.