The Malta Boxing Commission have informed WBN that they will stand by Scott Harrison as the fighter attempts to reverse a decision to extradite him back to Spain.
Veteran Harrison, who won the WBO featherweight title on two occasions, has already served two and a half years in jail on the Costa del Sol, although a Scottish Sheriff has now accepted a request from Spanish authorities to force Harrison to return in order to serve more prison time.
‘The Real McCoy’ is attempting to get his career back on track with the MBC having spent the last two years fighting a British Boxing Board of Control ruling that the 37 year-old should have his license revoked.
MBC Vice President Gianluca Di Caro has already spoken to WBN of his delight that Harrison has chosen to fight with a Malta Commission license and now hopes boxing fans get behind the Scot in his bid to stave off a further sentence.
“Although it is a delicate matter, we at the MBC will show our support for Scott Harrison no matter to what lengths we have to go, including with our legal team if needed,” Di Caro clarified to World Boxing News.
“It is wrong that just because Scott is a licensed boxer that he should be charged with assault when he was defending himself against an unprovoked attack and we at the MBC are actively encouraging people to go to change.org and sign the petition to get the extradition case rescinded.”
A return is now set to happen over the summer, potentially in Liverpool with regular MBC promoter Stephen Vaughan or closer to home in Glasgow, as Harrison aims to make a successful comeback from his loss to Liam Walsh at Wembley Arena in April 2013.
“It looks like Scott will be making his debut outing as an MBC licensed boxer either on the soon to be announced Vaughan mega show at Aintree, which will be headlined by WBO title fight between another big name MBC licensed boxer and an American legend, or on the undercard of Craig Docherty vs Michael Kelly WBU title fight in Glasgow on July 25th,” outlined Di Caro.
“After that, we will be fast tracking Scott for WBO title honours once again.
“I can’t stress enough how proud we are that Scott is now an MBC boxer and look forward to him becoming the WBO world champion for a third time in the future,” he added.