Scott Harrison marks return from long absence with dominant stoppage win

Posted: June 30, 2012 in News
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FORMER double world champion Scott Harrison ended a tumultuous six-and-a-half year spell out of the ring with a fourth round stoppage of Hungarian Gyorgy Mizsei Jr.

Harrison, the former WBO featherweight champion, has endured a troubled time since his last fight which included time spent in a Spanish prison.

But the Scotsman looked razor-sharp against the Hungarian at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall, dropping his opponent three times in the second round and again in the fourth when the fight was halted.

Harrison looked strong from the outset and threw sharp combinations and vicious body shots, easily disposing his 18-year-old opponent.

“Everything’s good, I’m looing forward to the future, and hopefully I can get a crack at a world title,” said Harrison.

“I feel good at 9st 9lbs, I had no problems making the weight.

“To be out for six-and-a-half years, it was an absolute pleasure fighting in front of the fans tonight.”

A return to the top echelon of the domestic lightweight scene remains a few fights away, but Harrison’s discipline in preparing for the fight and his sharpness in the ring will alert the division’s leading names.

Fellow Scot Ricky Burns is due to defend his world title against long-time rival Kevin Mitchell later this year and Harrison mentioned his compatriot’s name when discussing future opponents.

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