Maloney heralds Harrison decision

Frank Maloney has credited Scott Harrison for maintaining his focus after being cleared to carry on boxing by the British Boxing Board of Control.

Frank Maloney has credited Scott Harrison for maintaining his focus after being cleared to carry on boxing by the British Boxing Board of Control.

The 27-year-old WBO featherweight champion was reprimanded by the BBBC after allegations he had brought the sport into disrepute following a series of incidents.

But Harrison is now fully focused on his sporting ambitions and a possible lucrative unification fight with WBA and IBF title holder Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas later in the year.

Harrison’s manager, Maloney, said: “I’m glad the BBBC board came to this decision.

“Now they can get on with their life and Scott can get on with his career.

“Scott has been the best thing to happen to Scottish boxing for quite some time.

“He has brought a lot of glory to Scotland and Britain as a whole.

“I am not saying he is an angel and has had a few problems, but he has sorted out his life and you have got to admire him for that. The sky’s the limit for him now.”

Harrison is still waiting to hear who his next opponent will be but Maloney is targeting an autumn bout.

He added: “Scott will be fighting in October or November and that will be shown on ITV.”

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