Former world champ Scott Harrison regains boxing licence

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    By a Newsnet reporter
     
    Former world champion boxer Scott Harrison has won his fight to regain his boxing licence after the British Boxing Board of Control decreed the troubled fighter was fit to return to the ring.
     
    There is speculation that the Scot, who has not fought since 2005, could return to the ring in early 2012 with a bout in Aberdeen.

    By a Newsnet reporter
     
    Former world champion boxer Scott Harrison has won his fight to regain his boxing licence after the British Boxing Board of Control decreed the troubled fighter was fit to return to the ring.
     
    There is speculation that the Scot, who has not fought since 2005, could return to the ring in early 2012 with a bout in Aberdeen.

    34 year old Harrison who held the WBO featherweight title between 2002 and 2005 lost his licence in 2006 after failing to make the weight for a fight with Nicky Cook.

    Shortly afterwards his life spiralled out of control and a series of incidents led to unsavoury headlines that culminated in imprisonment in Scotland and Spain.  In 2008 he failed in an attempt at regaining his licence.

    However, with drink problems apparently conquered, Harrison is reported to be in excellent physical shape and a swift return to the ring looks likely.

    In September promoter Frank Warren announced that he would be interested in working with the former champ and told the Herald newspaper: “Scott has served his time and paid his price,” adding “He is due a second chance just like every man who has been through what he has.

    “I believe he is in superb condition and possibly even stronger than he was when he lost his title.

    “So what I would say is that of course I am interested and if Scott and his camp are then they know my number and should feel free to call me.”

    Harrison had to pass a stringent medical test to reclaim his licence, which has been rubber-stamped by the British Boxing Board of Control’s Scottish area council.

    The Scot’s return bout is sure to attract considerable interest and many will be watching to see if he can regain the form that saw him become a national hero.{jcomments on}