Boxing: Harrison bout with Abelyan delayed again

BBC Sport, UK
May 7 2004

Harrison bout delayed again

Harrison does not want to take any risks with his fitness

Scott Harrison’s WBO world featherweight title fight with US-based
Armenian William Abelyan has been postponed for a second time.
The Cambuslang fighter injured an arm in training, forcing the bout
to be put back to 19 June from 29 May.

The fight was originally due to take place in March but on that
occasion Abelyan pulled out through injury.

“This is a blow but these things happen. I’ll have to be patient
until I can get Abelyan,” said Harrison.

“I learnt from my first fight with Manuel Medina that you should not
enter the ring if you are not 100% fit.

“I’m currently seeing a sports injury specialist and they are
confident that the injury will heal and I can resume training

“Until the injury happened my training was going great, probably the
best it has ever been. ”

Promoter Frank Warren added: “The Abelyan fight is the toughest of
Scott’s career and he has to be 100% ready for him.

“It’s a great shame that he got injured with the fight date closing
in but I do not want to see him go into the ring under-prepared or
with any injuries.

“He has had one set back when he lost the title and we do not want
that to happen again.”