Boxing: Abelyan brands Scott a bigmouth

Glasgow Daily Record, UK
May 20 2004


By David Mccarthy

WILLIAM ABELYAN last night vowed to shut Scott Harrison’s mouth after
the Scot insisted he’d hammer his Armenian challenger at Braehead on
June 19.

American-based Abelyan reacted with fury and insists he is ready to fly
to Scotland tomorrow to sort out the WBO world featherweight champion.

That won’t be necessary but come June 19 Abelyan’s anger should ensure
a terrific tear-up.

Speaking from his training camp in Las Vegas, he said: ‘Harrison’s
got a big mouth and I’m going to shut it for him.

‘He’s talking a lot of garbage. He’s scared that’s why he’s talking
big but I’ll be over there for the fight soon and we’ll see if he
talks just as big when he’s face to face with me.’

Abelyan, 25, insists his training has not been disrupted despite two
postponements of the fight following Harrison’s arm injury.

He added: ‘I’m ready to fight now. If my team said to me, ‘William
we’re going to Scotland tomorrow to fight Harrison’, I would be
straight on the plane. I have never been up for a fight more than
this one.

‘It’s the title and the fame I want, not the money. After I win the
title I will return to Armenia a hero.

‘I will be the first world champion boxer ever to come out of the

‘The boxing ring is my house and Harrison is not welcome.’

Tickets purchased for the original date of May 29 will remain valid
for June 19.

Tickets, priced at £30, £50, £75 and £125, are available from Keith
Prowse Ticketing on 0870906 3839, Braehead Arena on 0870 444 6062
and online at

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS