28.10.05 – Aussie puncher Nedal Hussein will hit WBO World Featherweight king Scott Harrison for six when they meet at the Breahead Arena on November 5. With Australia’s losing the Ashes to England and Ricky Hatton dethroning former IBF World Light-Welterweight king Kostya Tszyu, it has been a washout year so far the sportsmen down under but dynamite-hitter Hussein aims to reverse that..
“I’m telling you now, don’t be surprised if I knock Harrison out inside a round,” Warned Hussein who has blasted out 14 opponents inside the opening round.
He added, “We’ve had a disastrous summer so far but my fight against Harrison has inspired me to do something special on the night to give Australian sport a needed boost,”
“I’m surprised by our cricketers and how they flopped against the Pommes,”
“And I’m even more stunned by what happened with Kostya against Ricky, I had Kostya a certainty to flatten him,”
“I know Harrison is a proud Scotsman and will put up a brave performance whilst he can but when he’s in that ring with me I’m going to hit him the hardest he’s ever been hit,”
Hussein is now in Glasgow to finish preparations for his fight and can’t wait for the big night a week on Saturday.
He continued, “I’m delighted to be back in Glasgow,”
“On my last visit here I left with the Commonwealth crown strapped around my waist after beating Brian Carr and this time I will leave with the World title,”
“My preparations are going fantastic and I couldn’t be happier,”
“I’m punching harder than ever and I’m so fired up to bring the world title back home,”
Hussein concluded by saying, “For the fans in the arena and the watching TV viewers, don’t blink.”
Whilst Harrison-Hussein headlines a superb show, special attraction on the undercard features the Scottish debut of boxing sensation Amir Khan, the 2004 Olympic Silver Medallist, when he takes on Steve Gethin over four rounds at lightweight in his third pro-outing.
Chief support is an exciting clash between Glasgow’s John Simpson and Manchester’s Andy Morris for the Vacant British Super-Featherweight Championship.
Hartlepool stylist Nigel Wright and Glasgow’s Kevin McIntyre fight it out for the right to fight for the British Light-Welterweight title when they meet in a Final Eliminator.
The rest of the undercard features Edinburgh hot-shot Gary Young, Willie Limond the Celtic and EU Super-Featherweight Champion from Glasgow, former WBU Middleweight Champion Lawrence Murphy from Glasgow and Belfast light-welter Paul McCloskey.
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