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Scott Harrison: Does he sill have a future?

Latest Liam WalshBy Stevie Ocallaghan: After a tough and grueling fight for the WBO European lightweight title between defending champ Liam Walsh and Scott Harrison, you have to ask the question if Harrison still has it? I think he does.

Liam Walsh at 26 and with a perfect record of 14 wins from 14 fights is a very talented young fighter. Better than I actually thought he was and with a stoppage record of 71%, he can punch as well, but Harrison took all of it and kept coming back with Walsh even admitting he wouldn’t have liked to have fought the rugged Harrison ten years previous.

Harrison at 35 and with a record of 27 wins from 32 with 15 stoppages has had a turbulent history away from the ring and with only 2 fights in the past 8 years before the Walsh, has to be commended for putting up a game and gutsy performance.

The Walsh fight reminded me of when Harrison was out pointed by Manuel Medina in July 2003 when he just seemed not to be able o get his punches away but in the immediate rematch 4 months later was back to his best and forced an 11 round stoppage.

I’m not saying Harrison would stop Walsh but after getting the rust off could be a much stronger force, his fitness was good, but his timing was a bit off and that can only be sorted really and truly in a proper match-up and not sparring.

It was great to see Harrison back and the was no shame in losing to a fine talent like Walsh, the good thing was that you could see the fire was still burning despite losing, but in the process after all the trauma out of the ring he showed there that no one should write him off just yet

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