The following is a statement from Peter Harrison, Father and trainer of Scott Harrison.
“Regarding the cancellation of Scott’s fight, which was scheduled for Saturday the 31st of March in Blackpool, I would like to make it clear that Scott did not pull out of the fight..
“Scott trained as usual on Tuesday afternoon in the gym. There has been a lot of media coverage regarding an incident in the early hours of Wednesday morning and it would be inappropriate to comment on that at the moment.
“However, Scott resumed training on Wednesday by running from Cambuslang to the Cathkin Braes and remained committed to boxing in Blackpool on Saturday the 31st of March.
“It is public knowledge there is a legal battle over who does and does not have a legal right to promote Scott. Because of this there was a possibility that moves would have been made to prevent Scott boxing in Blackpool.
“This has weighed heavily on Scott’s mind and caused a great deal of stress over the last two weeks. It took quite a while for Scott to regain his boxing licence and after all the time and effort it looked as though he was set to make his return to the ring.
“Then the legal battle started and, with all the speculation, it had a negative impact and Scott was faced with the scenario that he might not be able to box.
“Scott has three young children and a fiancée to support and is determined to box so he can earn money to provide for them. The prospect of him being denied the opportunity to do this has clearly been very damaging.
“Although it will not be on the 31st of March, Scott still intends to continue his boxing career as soon as possible.”