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Newz Forum: BOXING: Harrison bout delayed again

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posted on May, 7 2004 @ 03:52 PM
BBC Sports
Scott Harrison's WBO world featherweight title fight with US-based Armenian William Abelyan has been postponed for a second time.

The Cambuslang fighter injured an arm in training, forcing the bout to be put back to 19 June from 29 May.

The fight was originally due to take place in March but on that occasion Abelyan pulled out through injury.

"This is a blow but these things happen. I'll have to be patient until I can get Abelyan," said Harrison.

"I learnt from my first fight with Manuel Medina that you should not enter the ring if you are not 100% fit.

"I'm currently seeing a sports injury specialist and they are confident that the injury will heal and I can resume training shortly.

"Until the injury happened my training was going great, probably the best it has ever been. "

Promoter Frank Warren added: "The Abelyan fight is the toughest of Scott's career and he has to be 100% ready for him.

"It's a great shame that he got injured with the fight date closing in but I do not want to see him go into the ring under-prepared or with any injuries.

"He has had one set back when he lost the title and we do not want that to happen again."



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