Scott Harrison re-arrested, faces extradition back to Spanish jail
Former world champion Scott Harrison is facing up to the end of his career once more following the fighter’s arrest by police in Glasgow on a European arrest warrant.
The 37 year-old was hoping to return to the sport on the back of the British Boxing Board of Control’s decision to reinstate his licence in June, although these latest events have put a massive spanner in the works.
‘The Real McCoy’ was granted a reprieve by the BBBofC on the stipulation that his legal issues were behind him and this latest trouble to hit Harrison’s doorstep will mean that the Board will be forced to reverse their decision.
Harrison is being held in custody for a court appearance that will determine whether the Scot is forced to go back to Spain to face more jail time for an assault in 2007.
Ex-WBO featherweight title holder Harrison had already spent two and half years in prison on the Costa del Sol for assault charges, when the Spanish authorities recalled the boxer to serve out the remaining year and a half of an initial four-year sentence.
An appeal in May failed to bring about an exoneration for the troubled lightweight and Harrison is now facing up to the fact that he may never return to the ring and will again lose his freedom.
A touted fight with compatriot Ricky Burns looks destined never to take place for Harrison, who has fought three times since making a comeback in 2012.