Scott Harrison licensed by MBC, VP predicts future WBO title chance

Phil Jay 09/06/2015

Former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison could soon be challenging for another title with the World Boxing Organisation after signing up to fight on Malta Boxing commissioned shows, according to MBC Vice President Gianluca Di Caro.

Harrison, 37, has been granted a license to box with the MBC as the Scot fights an extradition order from Spanish authorities over an assault charge from 2006. ‘The Real McCoy’ is appealing against the recent stipulation that he must go back to the Costa De Sol to serve more prison time, having already been jailed for two and half years before being released in 2011.

All the fighter himself wants to do is get back in the ring and do his job and the MBC have now given Harrison a path to do just that, something that Di Caro is delighted to play some part in.

“We’re so proud that such a fantastic world class boxer as Scott Harrison has decided to join the MBC,” Di Caro exclusively told World Boxing News on Tuesday.

“I mean, look at his list of championship accolades; IBO Intercontinental Champion, British and Commonwealth Champion, WBO Interim World Champion and then the full WBO Champion on two occasions. If I remember rightly he defended that crown once and then lost to Manuel Medina, but on the very next fight he beat Medina to regain the title and then successfully defended it six or seven times.

“Of course now we have WBO affiliation for both Malta and the UK, I think it will be a matter of time before Scott will be once again challenging for the WBO crown, but this time as an MBC licensed fighter,” he added.

The hardened veteran, who now campaigns at the lightweight limit, last fought in 2013 when losing for just the third time in his career against Liam Walsh and Harrison is raring to go after spending two more frustrating years out of action.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to work. I wasted another two years of my career jumping through hoops. I should have got an MBC license years ago,” said Harrison.