By Clive Bernath; After six and half years away from boxing, a stint in prison, countless scrapes with the police and a well publicized Alcohol problem, Scot Harrison is glad to be back in the ring.
On Friday night at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow the 34 year-old Scot swiftly brushed aside Hungarian import Gyorgy Mizsei inside four rounds to claim the vacant international masters lightweight belt.
But it was not about the title or the opponent. It was about how the troubled Scot looked, performed and focused on his high profile return.
"I’m glad to be back. It was a privilege to fight in front of the fans. I want to thank them for coming out and supporting me," Harrison told the media after his comeback win.
"I don’t live in the past, I’m looking to the future, and hopefully in the near future I can get the world title back."
Harrison added: "According to the papers, I’m at death’s door, I’m going to die early; but throughout my suspension I’ve always kept myself in condition.
"In the past, I trained to lose weight. This time I trained to build muscle.
"As the fight went on, I felt I was punching harder. My body shots were strong. I’ve been working on that left hook for the past three or four months.
"The key is staying healthy, getting fitter. I’m 34 going on 35, but I certainly don’t feel it."
Lets hope Scott is man of his word and has left his old life behind him to concentrate on rebuilding his boxing career and hitting the headlines for all the right reasons
June 29, 2012