Former world featherweight champion Scott Harrison planning world title run in 2019

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Former two-time WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison 27-3-2 (15) believes he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level.

The 41-year-old Scotsman, who lost many of his prime years due to run-ins with the law, was released from prison in July after serving a three-year stretch for a 2012 assault in Spain.

Harrison was licenced to box by the British & Irish Boxing Authority after his application to the British Boxing Board of Control was knocked back. His first fight back is scheduled for December 8 at the Glasgow Club Bellahouston, Glasgow against an opponent to be named.

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“The goal is to win the world title again,” Harrison told The Scotsman. “I have definitely got unfinished business. One minute you are at the top of the game and the next minute you have lost your licence, it is a bit hard to take.

“I am in the gym five days a week and train three times per day. I am very focused on being world champion again and I wouldn’t bet against me. I think it is my time again, I believe that. I am very motivated, focused and determined to win a world title again.

“Everyone knows what happened to my career but you try to look to the future, not the past. This is me back and looking forward to the future and hopefully finish off my career on a high.

“I feel good in sparring, doing my roadwork and shadow boxing. I feel very capable of winning the title again.”

In his last fight Harrison dropped a 10-round unanimous point decision to Liam Walsh for the WBO European lightweight title in April 2013.

“It was not ideal preparation,” he said. “I had an extradition case hanging over me and I had only two-and-a-half weeks’ notice for the fight.

“I was in the jail, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and boxed Saturday night. I still thought I won the fight but take all that into consideration. This time I will focus on boxing 100 per cent.”

Harrison has a record of 9-1-1 with six knockouts in world title fights.

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