Boxing: SCOTT HAS STOMACH FOR FIGHT.Byline: By FRASER ROBB
SCOTT HARRISON Scott Harrison (born August 19 1977) was the first Scottish boxer to regain the World Boxing Organisation featherweight championship. Life
Scott Harrison was born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, but lived most of his life in Cambuslang. is staying close to home in his bid to reclaim the world featherweight crown in Glasgow on Saturday.
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Harrison reckons the problem was caused by a dodgy dodgy - Synonym with flaky. Preferred outside the US meal just two days before his showdown with mean Mexican Manuel Medina.
And the 26-year-old from Cambuslang insisted: ``I'm not taking any chances this time. I'll stay at home the night before the fight in complete isolation.
``Last time I began feeling unwell after a meal and was sick for two days. I just didn't feel right during the fight.
``Losing to Medina opened my eyes to a lot of things and I decided to change the way I prepare.''
Uddingston's Lawrence Murphy will be the main support on the Braehead under card against Wayne Elcock.
KILMARNOCK super middleweightAllan Foster last night failed in his bid to take the vacant British title at Belfast's King's Hall.
The 29-year-old could not match the sharp punching of Liverpool's Tony Dodson and was stopped in the 11th round.
It was the first defeat for Foster but manager Tommy Gilmour said: ``It was inexperience more than anything that cost Allan but he can feel proud at the way he battled and kept going.''
Foster will now have a couple of warmup fights before a fresh crack at the title.
He said: ``I didn't let myself down and fitness wasn't a problem despite the fact I hadn't been beyond six rounds.''
Another of Gilmour's stable, Darren ``Dazzo'' Williams , surprisingly took the British featherweight title from defending champion defending champion n (SPORT) → defensor/a m/f del título
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Roy Rutherford by a single point, 115-114. Referee Paul Thomas' verdict was booed by the crowd.
SCOTTISH ROCKS new boy Ross Campbell will forget his medical studies today and concentrate on getting full marks against British Basketball League table toppers Sheffield Sharks. But the Scotland international knows he faces a hard choice next summer.
Campbell said: ``I might think about having a year's sabbatical to keep playing.''
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SCOTLAND'S Kathy Butler ensured an emotional return to Edinburgh next month when she booked an automatic place for the European Cross Country Championships by finishing third in the UK Trials at Liverpool.
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