Audley won the Super Heavyweight Gold Medal representing Great Britain at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and later became European heavyweight champion after knocking out Michael Sprott in April 2010.
In 2001, Harrison released his autobiography Realising the Dream and set up his own company, A Force Promotions, to manage his career and concluded several high profile sponsorships deals and became the first boxer in Britain to sign a direct broadcast deal.
In the 2003 November issue of the Ring Magazine, Harrison was tipped to emulate Lennox Lewis and become a dominant world champion.
Audley Harrison also took part in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
On 15 November 2011, during an interview on BBC Breakfast following his departure from Strictly Come Dancing, Harrison announced that he would return to boxing for one last time. He stated that his intention was to fight British Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury in 2012.
Audley is an excellent event host and entertaining after dinner speaker and his powerful motivational speeches are in demand at company seminars nationwide.