Once again, heavyweight Audley Harrison has been shot down after he publicly called out an unavailable heavyweight for a fight. This time, Harrison challenged Paolo Vidoz, whom he beat in the 2000 Olympics. Vidoz has gone on to win the European championship and defended it in Germany this weekend against Michael Sprott. Vidoz apparently gave options to Sauerland in order challenge Timo Hoffmann earlier this year, and Sauerland is exercising its rights to have Vidoz fight its own boxer, Cengiz Koc (23-1) in December. In a statement issued by Sauerland CEO Chris Meyer, Harrison's press release was rebuked. "I just received this report that Audley Harrision is challenging Vidoz for the EBU Championship. I told Audleys’ handlers in a telephone call two weeks ago that Paolo Vidoz is boxing Cengiz Koc next... he has signed the contract with us for that fight and he is not entitled to any intervening bout. Vidoz vs Sprott was a mandatory defence; this entitles the Champion to make at least one voluntary defence, here against Koc, until the next mandatory becomes due. But if Audley really wants to fight for the European Championship he can do so, once Koc becomes Champion. I am sure he remembers Koc well, it is the same Koc that beat him twice (Belgium and Turkey) before the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Personally I do not understand why Audley chose to make this offer by such a public route. He is aware that we, Sauerland Event are promoting the next bout of Paolo Vidoz, and Audley and me were speaking every month or so directly. But perhaps he lost my numbers."