Scott Harrisson, the hardest man in the Northern Hemisphere

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I remember Harrison vs Brodie was on a Friday night in front of a half filled MEN, while Hatton vs Tzsyu was on the very next night being supported by two 8 rounders.

Can you imagine the backlash that would cause if it happened today? Essentially taking a worthy chief support and putting on a completely separate card in the same city on the same weekend. Would be like Eddie putting on an AJ fight and the only televised undercard is two 8 rounders, whilst a world title fight involving two Brits takes place the night before!
 
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Good fighter always good to watch guaranteed entertainment. I will say through no fault of his own I started disliking him over the draw with Viktor Polo.
 
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Dunky McCafferty used to love the teak tough tartan warrior back in the day on ESB.
I remember him doing a highlight video with that song what’s that coming over the hill is it a monster.
Thanks for remembering me Innocent my good man, thought I would pop in to tell you I am still alive! I was laughing to myself just the other day about how insufferable I would have been if it was Josh Taylor who was Scotlands no1 instead of Scotty Harrison back in the ESB era!
 
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Thanks for remembering me Innocent my good man, thought I would pop in to tell you I am still alive! I was laughing to myself just the other day about how insufferable I would have been if it was Josh Taylor who was Scotlands no1 instead of Scotty Harrison back in the ESB era!
Glad my thread helped resurface an old ESB legend, great nostalgia
 
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Thanks TK I had immense fun being a Harrison fan or 'nuthugger' as they used to call me as he was such a marmite character who happened to hold a belt in such a golden era when he could have had fights with Pacman, Marquez & Guzman to name but a few, Such a shame those fights never happened. ESB was great fun back then, the brit forum felt like a big family if you know what I mean, everyone arguing all the time but we all had a soft spot for everyone we argued with!

Take care :good
 
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I've said this before on here, but I twice nearly had run ins with him when he was at his worst.

Both times he was being a drunken idiot. One time he started on a guy I knew in a late night takeaway, another he was just shouting at people in the streets and the people I was with shouted back.

Both times I had to point out who he was to stop them getting a kicking.


Great fighter. Went to a few of his fights. Shame about his issues.
 
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Reminds me of Eamonn Magee, in that he was a very talented fighter who was hard as nails, but a total nutter who never achieved all he could due to his addition issues. I suppose Magee is even bigger wasted of talent though....at least Harrison won a world title and made multiple before his personal problems completely took over. Magee was even more naturally gifted and he never went past fringe contender level.

On a side note, I recently read through Magee's book (great read) and there's a little story about the time Harrison came to train at Magee's gym. Magee and Harrison ended up staying in the same house together for a short while, which is a daft move given their personal problems. One night Harrison took to drinking whiskey like it was water, which seemed tosurrise even Magee. Magee then took to lacing Harrison's food with sleeping tablets so that the session didn't go too far:lol: