THE old joke goes… comedian walks onto stage at a pub comedy club and says: “They say you only play this place twice in your career, once on the way up, once on the way down. It’s great to be back.” The line is deconstructed here.
I thought of it when I saw Audley Harrison is trying to revive his busted boxing career, not at Caesar’s Palace, but at the Brentwood Centre. Steve Bunce of the Independent reminds us that his topsy-turvy fight career, loved for his Olympics thing, disliked for his comical display against David Haye, all began in the Camden Irish Centre in Camden Square. It all started on our patch. But Bunce kind of makes the point that you only box at somewhere like the Irish Centre/Brentwood Centre twice in your career, once on the way up and once on the way down… and he seems to be suggesting: Audley, it’s sad to see you back.