The following is a statement from George Fleming, strength and conditioning coach to Scott Harrison.
“I feel it is necessary for me to speak out after recent reports on Scott. I can see why the general public might look at some of the coverage and think that Scott has lost the plot.
“I find it galling and infuriating some people might perceive it that way as it is far from the case. I see all the hard work Scott has put in and the public don’t get to see that side of things.
“Scott trained very hard for his scheduled fight on the 31st of March in Blackpool. When Scott was told he would be boxing he was really up for the fight and not one week would go by when he didn’t mention how happy he was at the prospect of earning money to support his family.
“I can’t wait to go into the gym myself because Scott is a dream to train. Scott works until he leaves the gym, the training is vigorous and he is a great lad to be with.
“Scott has a very high level of fitness and I would say he is the most intense trainer I have seen. The only person I could compare to Scott, in terms of how hard they worked, is John McNiven MBE, whose weightlifting career saw him compete at six Commonwealth Games.
“Scott was in the zone but I feel the tug of war for his services between different promoters threw a spanner in the works. It’s not as if Scott has been drinking regularly and turning up at training just to show face.
“I can assure you that would be impossible. There is no way Scott would be able to complete the workouts I have put him through if he was drinking before coming to the gym. I would be able to tell and I would be the first person to say something if I thought he wasn’t up to the task.
“I know the real Scott Harrison and the real Scott Harrison comes across as a decent man, a family man at that, and I pride myself on the fact I work with him.”
HEAVYWEIGHT JOHN LENNOX LOOKS TO SPRING FORWARD TOWARDS BIG FIGHT
CARTERET, NEW JERSEY (March 27, 2012)—Already with two wins in 2012, Heavyweight John Lennox is closing in on his first title and he has big plans to makes moves in the coming months.
Lennox of Carteret, New Jersey sports a record of 10-1 with five knockouts is coming off a first round stoppage over Miles Kelly on February 17th, will travel to St. Maarten, Netherlands on April 7th to take on thirty-four fight veteran Mike Middleton for the vacant UBC International Title.
This will kick off a very active spring and summer for Lennox as the former gridiron standout will inducted into the Carteret High School of Fame in June.
“He is ready for this fight”, said Lennox manager Rich Masini
“He has been sparring with former world champion Bert Cooper. We know that these fights now will be for all the marbles as this will be his first eight round fight”
“Middleton is a very experienced opponent and we consider this a big step and these are the fights that will prove the doubters wrong”
A win over Middleton will pave the way for what will be a special night for Lennox as Masini is planning a big homecoming for the popular heavyweight.
“We want to win this belt and we are planning a step fight on the first weekend of June, which will be outdoors at the 5,000 seat football stadium and we believe we can pack the place with a title fight”
After that Masini hopes to have Lennox on a fight card at The Meadowlands Race Track in July.
Lennox, who turned pro at 199 pounds, has been building his body for the past five years is now maturing into a full fledged heavyweight.
“We expect him to be fighting at 230-232 pounds on April 7th at that shows the hard work he has put in and I want him to reap the rewards on that work so much that I consider John to as close to a son to me”
“We know where John is and we truly believe in him. We are on a quest to win as many belts as we can and after a few fights, not only will John be ready for ten round fights but we will be ready to fight anyone”
“We have just added Joe Alvarano to the team. He quickly has been an integral part in John’s career”
Alvarano, whose son Joe Jr. will be taking part in a special amateur fight at the Carteret High School card, has been in professional sports for many years as he comes from the Horse Racing industry where he owned champion horses such as Artisic Fella.
The Newly formed Entertainment and Promotional company that Masini and Alvarano will be aligned with will be a huge asset in moving Masini’s growing stable of fighters such as John Lennox, Welterweight Anthony “Juice” Young, Super Middleweight Joel De La Paz and Cruiserweight Jaywon Woods with the goal to mix boxing and Harness Racing together.