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Old 02-06-2008, 07:53 AM   #1
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I think despite being out the ring for a while he will easily beat AAA.


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[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Harrison will soon find out if his licence is to be reinstated

As Scott Harrison waits to hear if he can box again, the former WBO featherweight champion claims he can win a world title again in 2008.
Harrison lost his licence after failing to defend against Nicky Cook in late 2006 due to problems making the weight.
He has not fought since November 2005 and faces trial next week on a string of charges, including police assault.
Insisting his troubles are behind him, he said: "I should be world champion at superfeatherweight within six months."

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On 13 February, Harrison will find out if his application to have his licence reinstated has been successful.
The 30-year-old Scot has admitted to suffering from depression and alcohol problems and was declared bankrupt last July.
However, he is back in the gym and has set his sights on a return to the top.
"I will take a tune-up fight in March hopefully, then I will be looking to fight for the world title in July," he added.
"But I've never felt better and if they offered me a world title fight today, I would fight today.
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"It wasn't a big decision to go up a weight, it was the only decision.
"Two years ago I could hardly make the featherweight limit and I only stayed there because I was world champion.
"But I am living a better life these days.
"Even when I was a world champion I was living a terrible life.
"I was spending money quicker than I was making it.
"Now I have got my hunger for boxing back. I had lost it when I was world champion, I got a bit complacent.
"I was brushing aside top-10 and top-five fighters but I'm looking forward to 2008 and a new chapter in my life."
Harrison, who denies the criminal charges against him, then warned former training partner Alex Arthur that he could be gunning for his WBO title.
The Edinburgh fighter will take on reigning champion Joan Guzman later this year.
And Harrison said: "Alex Arthur hasn't won the world title yet and he has a tough job against Guzman but let's hope he does win it.
"Alex and I would be a cracking fight to stage somewhere in Scotland.
"I've won the world title twice before so I would be fighting for a world title for the third time and winning the world title for the third time."
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:58 AM   #2
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Just saw him on skysports news, he looked and sounded alright. I hope his demons really are behind him.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:58 AM   #3
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Saw the interview with him on the news yesterday and i have to say he looked to be in good shape and was the healthiest he has appeared in years.

Hope he gets his chance at redemption, and a fight with Arhur would be huge up here.

He aint finished yet
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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Hope he really means it this time.

I can see a great mini-tournament coming up between Harrison, Arthur and Mitchell
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:19 PM   #5
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Hope he really means it this time.

I can see a great mini-tournament coming up between Harrison, Arthur and Mitchell
and possibly nicky cook now he's moved up to superfeatherweight. could see the fight that almost was.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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When AAA loses to Guzman I think the quartet of Arthur/Cook/harrison and Mitchell could develop into some tasty domestic scraps.

The only future world champion i can see from the above listed names though is Kevin Mitchell - if he is managed right...
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:13 PM   #7
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he did drop it, but i dont use my 'A' to describe him as 'Amazing'...
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:15 PM   #8
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did arthur not drop 1 A out of AAA when gomez beat him? or has he reinvented it again,would love 2 see harrison v amazing
Yes dropped Amazing but then replaced it with Arsehole so back to AAA.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #9
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I don't believe Harrison will ever get back to where he once was, and I never thought he was that good to start with. Arthur isn't exactly top drawer either, but this is what makes the fight so appealing.
Will they actually get it on though? Both fighters can continue/restart their careers via a less risky route than facing each other. A loss for either man would surely spell the end.
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