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The heavyweight champion defended his titles in just 82 seconds wearing shorts embroidered with the Hillsborough flame and the number of fans who died during the 1989 tragedy

Liverpool fan and boxing supremo David Price defended his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles in style against Audley Harrison after fighting in shorts with an embroidered tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy.

29-year-old Price fought past Harrison in just 82 seconds in front of a packed home crowd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Friday night, leaving the former Olympic champion defeated in the first round.

And Price's victory was all the more inspirational for the crowd, with his red shorts bearing the Hillsborough flame and the number '96' in a reference to the number of supporters who lost their lives at Hillsborough in 1989.

The heavyweight champion caught Harrison with a trademark right hand straight away, bamboozling the 40-year-old and leaving him on the ropes and eventually the canvas in less than two minutes.

The fearsome weapon left Harrison in hospital with a suspected broken nose and, presumably, a badly damaged ego. Despite the crowd's disappointment at such a short fight, Price gave the home fans what they wanted - and with a fitting tribute to the club he supports as well.

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