Two-Time World Champ Harrison Returns On 8th Dec – Faces Ghana’s Annan in Glasgow.


On Saturday 8th December former two-time World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Champion Scott Harrison makes his welcome return to the ring, at the Glasgow Club in Bellahouston, Glasgow.

Harrison (27-3-2, 15 wins via KO), who was released from prison in July after serving three years of a four-year sentence for assault in Spain, is set to face Ghana’s Tackie Annan (11-6-0, 10 wins via KO)for the Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Lightweight Championship.

Annan’s last visit to Scotland, back in October 2017,see the big punching Ghanaian knockout Aberdeen’s Nathan Beattie in the second round of their PBC Silver International Lightweight Championship contest at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen.

Without doubt the choice of Annan for his return fight, after so long out of the ring, shows the Glaswegian’s determination to take meaningful fights in his quest to regain ranking for future World Championship accolades, as Harrison made clear when he spoke earlier today.

“I’m really looking forward to the 8th December and getting back to work. I’ve not boxed in five years so it’s going to be a terrific night and I can’t wait.

“I’ve not got a lot of time left, so I’m looking forward to enjoying the rest of my career and hopefully win the World title again.

“To get in the position to challenge for my third World title I needed a good test on my first fight back, Annan’s proved himself, he won ten of his fights by knockout, including against Nathan (Beattie) last year.

“I’m in a good place mentally and physically, and I feel in good condition as well.I have had a full ten-week training camp, sparring has gone well and there haven’t been any distractions, so now I am really looking forward to getting back to work on the 8th of December and putting on a good performance in front of all the supporters.”

Scott Harrison versus Tackie Annan for the Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Lightweight Championship takes place at the Glasgow Club in Bellahouston, Glasgow on Saturday the 8th December 2018.

Tickets: Priced £60 (Ringside), £50 (Outer Ringside)and £40 (Standard Seating) are available from the Assassin Boxing Promotions Ticket Line: 07594 144433 and on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com and www.tickets-scotland.com

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Decastro: It’s My Destiny To Be World Champion.


Bardney, Lincolnshire’s Nathan Decastro (14-0-0) wholeheartedly believes it is his destiny to become World Champion. In just over a weeks time he finally gets the opportunity to make his childhood dream come true, when challenges Accra, Ghana’s Daniel Adjei Sowah (20-6-2) for the World Boxing Union (WBU), Super Middleweight Championship of the World at the Glasgow Club in Bellahouston, Glasgow on Saturday the 8th December 2018.

Decastro, who is currently ranked #6 in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Intercontinental rankings, earned the shot for the WBU World Crown with a solid points victory over West African Boxing Union (WABU) Champion Agoe Ashong (11-2-0) to secure the Professional Boxing Council (PBC) Commonwealth title at Pride Park in Derby back in September.

Speaking from his home earlier Decastro could barely hide his joy at the opportunity to fight for his first World Championship.

“I’m buzzing, I just can’t wait. I mean not only am I fighting for the World title, but will be fighting for it on the undercard of Scott Harrison’s return to the ring, exciting times.

“My camps gone really well, I’m feeling fitter and stronger than ever. We’re not leaving anything to chance; we’ve covered every conceivable angle.

“My father Frank has made sure of that, he’s a great coach, I really am blessed that he trains me.

“We know he’s a banger, but so am I and what’s more I have a better KO ration of 11 in 14 against his 13 in 28 and more importantly I believe I am more hungry for this than him.

“It’s been my dream since I started boxing as a youngster to win a World title and now I’m just over a week away from making my dreams come true.

“Especially as I am fighting for the WBU Title, we have history with this Championship at the Bracebridge Boxing Club, as Kelly Oliver whose father owns the club also fought for the WBU crown, at Cruiserweight, so have to win it and bring the belt back to the gym I’ve trained at all my career.”

Decastro then went onto vent his frustrations over the way bureaucracy had thwarted his previous Championship efforts.

“I’ve had a really frustrating year or so, yes I won the Commonwealth title last time out but twice this year I was supposed to challenge for the World title.

“Unfortunately bureaucratic red tape caused the fights to be cancelled, either Visa issues came into play,as with the original planned fight against Agoe (Ashong) in July or worse still unnecessary political interference by the EBU, which scuppered the IBF European fight against Ronnie (Landaeta).

“This time though it’s different, Daniel has his Visa and the EBU can’t possibly interfere, so no excuses.

“It’s my destiny to be World Champion, come 8th December, my dreams will come true, I will be crowned World Champion as I owe it to my legion of fans that have been awesome and so supportive.”

Nathan ‘Nightmare’ Decastro versus Daniel Adjei Sowah for the World Boxing Union (WBU) Super Middleweight Championship of the World, is the main support for the highly anticipated return to the ring of two time WBO World Champion Scott Harrison(27-3-2) against Tackie Annan (11-6-0) at the Glasgow Club in Bellahouston, Glasgow on Saturday the 8th December 2018.

Tickets: Priced £60(Ringside), £50 (Outer Ringside) and £40 (Standard Seating) are available from the Assassin Boxing Promotions Ticket Line: 07594 144433 and on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com.

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White: I’m Overjoyed at Winning my First Title,Now I Want More, Many More!

On Saturday evening,Glasgow’s Alexander White achieved his dream of winning a Championship, the World Boxing League (WBL) International Super Middleweight, with a sensational first round stoppage win over Latvian Dmitrijis Ovsjannikovs.

The fight may have been over in just under two minutes, but what an action packed couple of minutes it was.

Right from the opening bell White went on the attack, letting rip with big shots to the Latvian’s body and head, Ovsjannikovs is as savvy as they come, initially covering up before countering with equally big shots of his own.

Ovsjannikovs appeared calm and to a degree confident he could ride out the onslaught and turn the tables on his opponent, as he did back in March, against Mitchell Walsh in Liverpool, to secure a KO victory.

However on Saturday evening White was not going to give the Latvian any openings, instead the Scot just stepped up the pace to send Ovsjannikovs to the canvas in under a minute.

As soon as the fight was restarted White went in for the kill, peppering the Latvian’s body with big lefts and rights. The tough Latvian managed to thwart the Glaswegian’s efforts well for about twenty seconds or so, but then White landed a peach of a shot to send Ovsjannikovs to the canvas for a second time.

Once again White went straight back on the attack on the restart, this time though the onslaught proved too much for Ovsjannikovs, who crashed to the canvas for the third and final time, as referee Lee Murtagh had seen enough and waved the fight off on the one minute and fifty-two second mark of the first round.

Speaking earlier from his home, White spoke briefly about the fight as well as his desire for more Championship accolades.

“It was great to be back in the ring, even if it was just for a minute or so.

“In a way I’m disappointed it was such a short fight, especially after a full eight week camp, but let’s face it you don’t get paid extra if it goes the distance.

“I’m overjoyed at winning my first title fight, now I want more, many more.”

White then went on to say.

“Right now I’m just looking forward to Christmas and then in the New Year will sit down with my manager (Thomas Melville) and team to discuss future plans.

“So I’m going to stay in shape over the holidays, just in case an opportunity arises, as believe me I have got a lot more to offer – watch this space.”

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Scott Harrison Signs to Lee McAllister’s Promotional Outfit – Former WBO Champ Back in Action Dec 8th


 
Scottish Promoter and current WBU/WBF World Champion Lee McAllister today announced that former two-time WBO World Champion Scott Harrison has signed to his rapidly growing Assassin Boxing Promotions & Management stable.
 
McAllister also announced that Harrison is set to have his first fight under the Assassin Boxing Promotions & Management banner on December 8th, at the Glasgow Club Bellahouston in Glasgow, which he believes will be the first step on a journey that will end with another World Championship belt around the former WBO Champion’s waist.
 
Following the announcement Harrison said;
 
“I can’t thank Lee (McAllister) enough for the opportunity. I’m glad to be back and I’ve got to seize this opportunity with both hands.
 
“I am in the gym five days a week and train three times per day. I feel good in sparring, doing my roadwork and shadow boxing. I feel very capable of winning the title again.
 
“I am very focused on being World Champion again and I wouldn’t bet against me. I think it is my time again, I believe that. I am very motivated, focused and determined to win a World title again.
 
Harrison continued, saying: “Everyone knows what happened to my career but you try to look to the future, not the past. This is me back and looking forward to the future and hopefully finish off my career on a high.
 
“I’ve unfinished business, I lost my license in 2007 then got it back in 2012, but with the Spanish cases it set my career back. I’ve no more cases and I’m looking forward to getting on with the final part of my career.
 
“There were a couple of times when I thought I’d never be able to come back or get an opportunity to come back.
 
“The path’s now clear, I can concentrate on boxing 100%.” he added. “It can be done. I don’t see why it can’t. The only reason I wasn’t world champion was because I was sent to Spain. I was undefeated in my second reign, all I needed was the opportunity.
 
“My motivation first and foremost is to provide for my family. And the second is to win the World title again – I believe I’ve got what it takes.
 
“I’m in a good place mentally and physically, and I feel in good condition as well. I’m just looking forward to December 8th, getting back to work. I’ve not boxed competitively in five years so it’s going to be a terrific night and I can’t wait.”
 
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