Scott Harrison loses appeal against four-year Spanish prison term

Former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison is staring into the abyss of more time behind bars after losing his fight to overturn a second jail sentence handed down by the Spanish authorities.

The 35 year-old, who has already served a lengthy sentence in the country before being released in September 2011, sent in a nine-page appeal to the term for an alleged attack in a brothel, according the Scottish Sun, although the Malaga Court reportedly turned it away.

Harrison could now be arrested under European law if he decides not to go back to face the charges laid down to him and is set to miss out on a potential world title challenge against Ricky Burns in the summer into the bargain.

‘The Real McCoy’ has not been free from controversy since his return to the boxing ring, but may now be looking at the end of his career if nothing else can be done to avoid the four-year stretch.