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Scott Harrison-John Simpson is Close, Says Morrison

By Edward Chaykovsky

Manager Alex Morrison has confirmed that former champion Scott Harrison (27-2-2, 15KOs) is likely going to face super featherweight John Simpson (24-9, 11KOs) on December 1 at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. The fight will be Harrison's third since June 29th, when the boxer returned from a layoff that began in November of 2005. Harrison was dealing with numerous legal issues, prison stints and substance abuse problems.

Simpson has already accepted the fight and now everything falls on Harrison.

"I am planning to match Harrison with Simpson. John says he'll take the fight and it's now up to Harrison to agree, but I don't foresee a problem. They will fight for a title of some description. John is the Celtic super- featherweight champion and Scott is the International Masters lightweight champion but I see this fight as effectively an eliminator for something better," Morrison told the Scotland Herald.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kilrain on 10-30-2012

Simpson admitted after his last fight than he's a "small super-featherweight" so I'm slightly surprised he's moving to 135, not that I expect it to be for any more than one fight. Morrison's obviously tabled the fight and Simpson's said,…

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