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Scott Harrison denied licence by BBBofC at 41, plans legal action

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Former two-time world champion Scott Harrison has been blocked from resuming his career at the age of 41.

The Scot recently completed another prison sentence for an assault in Spain back in 2012 and hoped to get back in the ring for the first time since 2013.

Harrison, nicknamed ‘The Real McCoy’, has now been told he won’t be sanctioned to fight.

“I spoke to Robert Smith from British Boxing Board of Control). The board will not renew my boxing license,” said Harrison.

“I was told at meeting 2014 I would be reinstated with my boxing license when my sentence was finished.

“It’s done now so they should be giving me my license back. I think it’s bang out of order.

“The board are hypocrites, they’re corrupt. It’s all right for one fighter to get his licence back and another fighter won’t.

“It seems to be a different case with Scott Harrison. It’s bang out of order.

“I will now take the board to court for lose of earnings,” he added via his social media account.


Liam Walsh was Harrison’s last opponent, scoring a victory over ten rounds at Wembley Arena.

The loss represented a third of Harrison’s career and came three fights into his comeback from a first prison sentence in Spain.

Despite enjoying a stellar career at the top between 1999 and 2005, trouble was never far away from Harrison and has blighted his career for the last 13 years.

Whether he could make an impact domestically in his 40’s is not the issue for Harrison and the Board may now find themselve fighting legal action in the not too distant future.

At his pomp, Harrison record victories over the likes of Steve Robinson, Wayne McCullough and Julio Pablo Chacon.

Having his peak years taken away is a case of what might have been for Harrison, who’s attempting to claw back what little he may have left before retirement.