Scott Harrison gets licence back, appears in court for assault the next day

The 36 year-old, who spent two and a half years in a Spanish prison for the same offence, plead not guilty in Glasgow Sheriff Court and was bailed to stand trial in February 2015.

On the flipside for Harrison, the British Boxing Board of Control decided to reinstate the Scots licence at Wednesday’s meeting in Cardiff, clearing a path for ‘The Real McCoy’ to engage in a potential battle with compatriot Ricky Burns.

“(I) was reinstated my boxing licence today, been a long year. Be back fighting in October,” said Harrison, who last fought in spring 2013 when losing out to Liam Walsh.

Despite the arrest, there is no indication that Harrison won’t be allowed to make his return to the ring following and 18-month stint away from boxing, with two-weight world title holder Burns the current favourite to be in the opposite corner later this year.

Whether Harrison wants to take a warm-up fight first would be the only delay for what will be a huge fight in the fighter’s native country when it happens.

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