Scott Harrison Vs Paul Peers Headed Event Now Free to View in UK On Sports Channel Network (SCN) FreeView/YouView Ch 265

The inaugural Lee Mcallister promoted LET BATTLE COMMENCE in association with PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA and NEON ENERGY DRINK that took place at the OYO Northern Hotel in Aberdeen back on the 18th July and broadcast live on FITE TV is now available in the United Kingdom Free to View on Sports Channel Network (SCN) on FreeView/YouView Channel 265.

The all action event was headlined by the return to the fray of lineal World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison versus Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Lightweight Champion Paul Peers in a non-championship contest.

The main support features Orkney based 10 time Kickboxing World Champion Caitlin Foran making her professional boxing debut against Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Bronze Champion in a non-championship contest.

The card also includes the exciting unbeaten Super Featherweight Lewis ‘Machine Gun’ Mulberry (4-0-0) in action against tough Nicaraguan Johnson Tellez.

Perth’s Adam Stewart (1-0-0) makes a welcome return to the ring after a three year sabbatical and goes toe to toe with Nicaragua’s Alexander Zeledon, who back in February beat Mancunian Prospect Dan Booth.

The opening fight of the night featured Aberdeen teenager Liam Allan making his professional debut against Puerto Rico’s Jose F Leon..

To watch LET BATTLE COMMENCE 1 tune in to Sports Channel Network (SCN) Channel 265 on YouView and Freeview in the UK.

LET BATTLE COMMENCE II, in association with PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA and NEON ENERGY DRINK, takes place at the Northern Hotel in Aberdeen and broadcast live and exclusive by FITE TV on Saturday 1ST AUGUST 2020.

The line-up for the 1st August is:

1) Lightweight 

PBC & WBU International Champion Nathan Beattie (10-4-0) has a seriously tough night ahead, when he steps in the ring with Nicaraguan Milton Arauz (10-3-1)

2) Super Flyweight 

A truly mouthwatering contest sees PBC International Bronze Champion Nicola Hopewell go toe to toe with exciting Tasha Boyes from York, who will be making her professional debut.

3) Middleweight 

Liverpool’s Scott Mcintyre (4-1-0) will take on the seriously tough Nicaraguan Wilmer Gonzalez (21-18-1), who just a few fights back KOd a well known WBF European and International Champ.

4) Super Featherweight 

Denny’s Kevin Traynor (2-0-0) will need to be at his best when he takes on the current International Masters Champion Pablo Narvaez from Nicaragua.

5) Heavyweight 

The final fight of the night will pit debutant against debutant as Craig Dick takes on Michael Bassett, both the big lads have stated they will be looking to make a big impression on the 1st August.

LET BATTLE COMMENCE II PPV on 1st August ($4.99) go to https://www.fite.tv/watch/let-battle-commence-beattie-arauz/2p7rq/

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Review: 18th July ‘Let Battle Commence’ – Harrison Returns With a Bang, Whilst the Young Guns Foran, Mulberry, Stewart and Allan Score Impressive Wins.

Last Saturday night boxing finally returned to Scotland, for the first time since the lockdown began in March, when six time, five division World Champion turned Promoter Lee Mcallister presented the first in a series of ten special events created for TV under the banner of ‘LET BATTLE COMMENCE’, in association with PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA and NEON ENERGY DRINK and Broadcast Live and Exclusive on FITE TV.

However it was under very different conditions to any pre-lockdown events, for a start there were no spectators or press in attendance, but those weren’t the only differences, not by a long shot.

The event featured a five contest card, each restricted to a maximum of six rounds, in order to comply with Government guidelines. 

The first fight of the night see 18 year old Heavyweight Liam Allan from Aberdeen make his professional debut against Puerto Rican Jose F Leon. 

The local youngster showed no sign of nerves and was aggressively taking the fight to his much more experienced opponent right from the opening bell. Leon though is no mug and used all his experience to good effect to prevent Allan from landing too many big solid shots in the first, however the youngster did land some fantastic shots and come to that more than enough to easily secure the round.

More of the same in the second, Allan’s mature approach, that belied his tender years, really came into play in the second and as the round progressed worked behind his superb jab to fashion some good openings, which he took without a second thought. Just about mid way through the  second round one such opening enabled the youngster to let rip with a massive shot that sent Leon to the deck. Leon made the count with seconds to go and boxing resumed, then with around 30 seconds of the round remaining Allan created another opening and once again let rip and landed a big shot to send Leon to the canvas for a second time, the tough Puerto Rican tried to make it to his feet again but just failed to make the count, official time of the stoppage was 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

Next up was a six rounder between Perth’s Adam Stewart (1-0-0) and late replacement Nicaraguan Alexander Zeledon (6-23-3) after original opponent Steve Sunners (4-0-0) had to withdraw due to injury.

Earlier this year Zeledon beat Manchester’s Dan Booth (4-1-0), so not an easy opponent, regardless of his negative record, for 25 year old Stewart who returned to the fray following a three year sabbatical.

What a cracking fight, both protagonists really were up for the fight, which I’m sure entertained those watching on TV around the world as much as it did myself ringside. The first three rounds were closely fought from start to finish as was most of the fourth, that was until about 25 second or so of the round remaining Stewart fired a massive Exocet to send the Nicaraguan to the deck, Zeledon was clearly in pain as he unsuccessfully tried to make it to his feet. Official time of stoppage 2 minutes and 40 seconds of the fourth round.

The third fight of the evening featured unbeaten Lewis Mulberry (3-0-0), from Essex, undertaking his first six rounder against Nicaraguan Johnson Tellez (10-53-5) 

What a great fight, in fact a very close contender for fight of the night, it was fast a furious all action war for virtually every second of each round. I’m sure those watching on TV were as enthralled with the action as much as myself, Mulberry’s ring name is “Machine Gun’ and believe me that is a most appropriate moniker, as the 19 year old peppered the body of his far more experienced opponent with fast and powerful left and rights at a mega rapid pace. After six scintillating all action rounds, Referee Edward Law’s scorecard read 60-54 in favour of the teen sensation Lewis Mulberry.

One of the most welcome features of the LET BATTLE COMMENCE series is that there is always at least one female fight on every card, and the fight selected for the opening show welcomed former 10 time World Kickboxing Champion, 20 year old Caitlin Foran from Orkney making her professional boxing debut, against late replacement Jaime Bates (1-0-0), who had take the fight with just four days notice following original opponent Carly Mackenzie having to withdraw after breaking two toes in a riding accident the weekend before.

The fight itself was fantastic to watch, both girls went for it right from the opening bell and throughout the entire contest, Foran secured the first three rounds, but round four see a reinvigorated Bates turn the tide and secure not only the fourth but also the fifth. Bates and her team knew she was in with a chance to get a draw and with her corner’s encouragement really piled on the pressure, Foran is ring savvy though and her excellent ringcraft prevented the ever forward moving Bates from landing too many scoring shots, the around the midway point Bates began to fade, leaving openings that the Orkney lass just couldn’t ignore, which proved just enough for Foran to secure the round and her first Professional Boxing win. Referee Edward Law’s official score being 58-56.

The fifth and final contest of the night featured the return of two time WBO Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison (27-3-2) to the fray in a six rounder against current Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Lightweight Champion Paul Peers (7-4-0).

Peers started hard and fast to dominate most of the first stanza, Harrison managed to shake some the ring rust off in the second, his movement and ringcraft, became more like those that we had come to know during his reign as Featherweight King, he began to get his distance spot on and not only prevented Peers from landing as many shots as he did in the first but was landing plenty of big shots of his own to secure the second round.

The third round was fantastic to watch as the two warriors went to war, but the writing was on the wall, Harrison was beginning to look more and more like the Scott Harrison who destroyed the likes of Manuel Medina and Michael Brodie back in the early noughties.

No surprise then that after about a minute or so of the round Harrison see an opening and let rip with a vicious hook to the lower rib to send Peers down. Have to admit I as shocked that Peers made it to his feet, but he did and went straight back to mixing it up with one the best Scottish fighters of all time as if nothing had happened, however the fight was destined to conclude shortly after when Harrison let rip with an almost identical rib-breaker to send Peers down for a second time. Official time of the stoppage 2 minutes and 7 seconds of the third round.

The PPV ($4.99) on FITE TV is still available and those in the UK will also be able to view the event free from Saturday 25th July on Sports Channel Network (Youview/Freeview Channel 265) 

The next event in the LET BATTLE COMMENCE series, in association with PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA and NEON ENERGY DRINK will take place on the 1st August 2020 and will be PPV ($4.99) broadcast live and exclusive on FITE TV at 8pm in the UK, 9pm in Europe, 4pm (EST) and 1pm (PST) in America. 

The card will be headlined by PBC International Lightweight Champion Nathan Beattie (10-4-0) versus Milton Arauz (10-3-1) 

Main support pits exciting Super Flyweight Nicola Hopewell (1-0-0) against debuting Tasha Boyes.

An intriguing battle will ensue when Scott McIntyre (4-1-0) goes toe to toe with Wilmer Gonzalez (21-18-1), as both lads are proven big punchers and to add further interest in September 2019 Gonzalez knocked out the World Boxing Foundation’s (WBF) then European and International Champion, who coincidently had fought beat Scott McIntyre six months earlier.

Denny’s Kevin Traynor (2-0-0) is also set for a Battle Royale when he faces Patras, Greece’s #1 Super Featherweight Paris Stavropoulos (2-1-0).

The opening fight of the night will see Aberdeen Heavyweight Craig Dick making his professional debut against fellow Debutant Brentwood’s Michael Bassett.

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“It’s My Destiny To Become World Champion Again” Says Harrison

This coming Saturday former longtime World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison makes his long awaited return to the ring, when he faces Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Champion Paul Peers in a non-championship contest on the PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA Presented LET BATTLE COMMENCE behind closed doors event at the Northern Hotel in Aberdeen, that will be broadcast live and exclusive on FITE TV 

Harrison’s three year domination of the WBO Featherweight Championship began in June 2002, with a sixth round stoppage victory over Victor Santiago for the Interim World Crown. Four months later Harrison secured the full World laurels with an unanimous points victory over Julio Pablo Chacon. 

On his first defence Harrison faced and beat Wayne McCullough comfortably on points In March 2003. Four months later he then faced Manuel Medina for the first time, losing by a split decision. With a rematch clause in place Harrison faced Medina once more, this time securing the World Crown for a second time with an eleventh round stoppage victory.

Three stoppage victories followed, over Walter Estrada, William Abelyan and Samuel Kebede, then in January 2005 Colombian Victor Polo not only went the distance but secured a draw against the ‘Real McCoy’.

2005 was a good year for Harrison, boxing wise, the Glasgow man securing a stoppage victory over Michael Brodie and solid points victory over Nedal Hussein.

In May 2006 Harrison pulled out of his next title defence, the media at the time stating he had been charged over an incident in a nightclub.

Harrison’s career was firmly on hold until 2012, following two jail sentences, but the tough Glaswegian eventually made his successful return to the fray in June 2012, when he stopped Gyorgy Mizsel to secure the International Masters Championship. Three months later Harrison secured a victory over Joe Elfidh.

In April 2014 Harrison unsuccessfully challenged Liam Walsh for the WBO International Lightweight title, then just weeks later it was announced that he had to return to Spain to complete his sentence following losing the appeal on the case.

Speaking from his home Harrison said: “I’m looking forward to my return to boxing and getting back to work and finishing the last chapter of my Boxing  career.

“I believe I can win another World title. Boxing is all about taking your opportunity’s and when it’s time to deliver, deliver. I have kept myself in good condition through the years training , roadwork sparring.

“I would like to thank Rio (BIBA VP Gianluca Di Caro) and BIBA for their continued support and for giving me the opportunity to fulfil a dream of becoming World Champion again and being able to earn a living for my Family. 

“I would also like to thank Lee McAllister and Assassin Promotions for their help and support and for organising this Boxing event through these unprecedented times of this Coronavirus Pandemic. 

“My opponent for this fight is Paul Peers he’s a decent opponent and seems up for the fight he has won some lost some but has had 3 good wins in his last 3 fights. 

“I wish him all the best but Boxing is all about levels and experience I believe it’s my destiny to become World Champion again trainings going well and I’m in tremendous condition and look forward to getting back to work and doing my job.“

Scott Harrison versus Paul Peers headlines the PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA Presented LET BATTLE COMMENCE behind closed doors event at the Northern Hotel in Aberdeen, that will be broadcast live and exclusive on FITE TV 

Main support sees ten time Kickboxing World Champion Caitlin Foran making her professional boxing debut against PBC International Silver Champion Jaime Bates.

The undercard also features unbeaten Lewis Mulberry (3-0-0) versus Nicaragua’s Johnson Tellez,  Liverpool’s unbeaten Steve Sunners (4-0-0) will be facing off against Perth’s Adam Stewart (1-0-0) and Aberdeen’s Liam Allan making his pro debut against Southend’s Dan Ballard.

The first event in the PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA presented LET BATTLE COMMENCE series takes place in Aberdeen on the 18th July 2020 and will be broadcast live on FITE.TV (worldwide) as well as delayed broadcast in the UK on Sports Channel Network (SCN) Channel 265 on Freeview/YouView.

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‘LET BATTLE COMMENCE’ TEN UK EVENT SERIES BEGINS 18TH JULY LIVE & EXCLUSIVE ON FITE TV

10 LIVE EVENT SERIES FROM THE UK BEGINS 18TH JULY LIVE & EXCLUSIVE ON FITE TV 

With a distinct lack of live boxing events, due to the global COVID-19 Pandemic, the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) today announced a series of Ten Professional Boxing Events under the ‘Let Battle Commence’ banner, which will be broadcast live and exclusive on FITE TV starting on the 18th July 2020.

Initially the events, promoted by Six Time and Five Division World Champion Lee McAllister, will take place behind closed doors at the Northern Hotel in Aberdeen. Each of the first three events is restricted to five contests and a maximum of six rounds per contest in order to comply with the United Kingdom Government’s Guidelines.

Once the restrictions on spectators are lifted the series will feature more contests, as well as Championships and go on the road, with events taking place in London, Liverpool, Barrow-in-Furness and Derby before returning to Aberdeen for the final of the series on December 5th.

Each of the events will feature established Champion(s) heading the card, supported by equally matched contests between up and coming prospects, with at least one being a female contest and each event will also feature a debut contest in order to introduce up and coming future prospects to the world stage.

The first event, which takes place on Saturday 18th July 2020, is headlined by former longtime World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Featherweight King Scott Harrison versus Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Champion Paul Peers.

Main support sees Orkney based ten time Kickboxing World Champion Caitlin Foran making her Professional Boxing Debut against York’s Carly Mackenzie.

One of the most eagerly awaited contests on the show pits Stoke’s unbeaten Nathan Russo (3-0-0, all via KO) versus Nicaraguan Wilmer Gonzalez (21-18-1, 14 wins by KO).

Someone’s ‘0’ has to go when Perth’s Adam Stewart (1-0-0) faces Liverpool’s Steve Sunners  (4-0-0) in a six rounder

The final fight on the card sees Aberdeen’s Liam Allan making his professional debut against Southend’s Daniel Ballard.

The second event, on the 1st August 2020, is headlined by World Boxing Union (WBU) & Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Champion Nathan Beattie in action against a yet to be named opponent.

Main support sees Worksop’s Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Silver Champion Nicola Hopewell versus York’s Tasha Boyes in a non-championship contest.

Exciting unbeaten prospect Lewis Mulberry (3-0-0) takes on tough Nicaraguan Johnson Tellez in his first six rounder.

Denny’s Kevin Traynor (2-0-0) will have to be right on his game on the 1st August as he faces Patras, Greece’s Paris Stavropoulos (2-1-0).

Final fight on the card sees Aberdeen Heavyweight Craig Dick making his professional debut, against UK based Lithuanian Tomas Vaicickas (1-2-0).

The third event in the series, which takes place on Saturday 15th August 2020, sees the main man, Lee McAllister, himself headlining, against a yet to be named opponent.

The main support features a rematch between Leeds’ unbeaten Jack Jones (4-0-0) against Colchester’s Dean Porter (2-2-0), last time the two faced each other, back in April 2019, it was an all action Battle Royale.  

Sheffield’s stand-out Teenage England Amateur Pathway Squad Star Hollie Towl will make her professional debut, against Switzerland’s World Boxing Council (WBC) Muay Thai World Champion Natacha De Almeida, who will also be making her professional boxing debut.

Liverpool’s Scott McIntyre, who was due to box Gary Wilson on the 18th July, until Wilson was forced to withdraw with an injury, will be in action against either Wilson if he is fully recovered or against a yet to be named opponent.

The final fight on the card sees Kenny Allan (1-0-0) against Chadwell Heath’s Jordan Smith.

It is anticipated that from September the Government guidelines will allow longer fights, possibly even Championship contests, as well as an increase in the number of contests per event, as such the cards for events from 5th September will be announced closer to the dates.

The dates for the rest of the series are: 

5th September 2020 – Featuring the professional debut of sensational England Pathway Squad Star Eleanor Coulson

19th September 2020 – headlined by World Boxing Foundation (WBF) European Champion Navid Iran versus Sandy Robb.

3rd October 2020 – Card to be Announced 

17th October 2020 – Card to be Announced

7th November 2020 – Card to be Announced

21st November 2020 – Card to be Announced

5th December 2020 – Card to be Announced

Harrison versus Peers, the first in the series, will take place on Saturday 18th July 2020 at the Northern Hotel in Aberdeen and whilst no spectators will present, the event will be broadcast live and exclusive on Fite TV (worldwide) as well as delayed broadcast in the UK ten days later on Sports Channel Network (SCN) Channel 265 on Freeview/YouView. 

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UK BOXING RETURNS 18TH JULY – HARRISON VS PEERS HEADLINES FIRST EVENT LIVE ON FITE TV

Finally Live Boxing returns to TV screens, following the seemingly never ending lockdown. No surprise that America has led the way, with the current World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Shakur Stevenson against Felix Caraballo in a non-championship contest, which takes place today in Las Vegas, and beginning next month the United Kingdom will follow suit.

The first Post-Lockdown ‘Behind Closed Doors’ event in the UK is set for Saturday 18th July 2020 and will be headlined by former World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Featherweight King Scott Harrison, who will face Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Champion Paul Peers in a non-championship contest that takes place in Aberdeen and will be broadcast live and exclusive on fite.tv.

Main support sees Orkney based ten time World Kickboxing Champion Caitlin Foran making her Professional Boxing Debut against York’s Carly Mackenzie.

An intriguing battle between two big bangers, Stoke’s unbeaten Nathan Russo (3-0-0, all via KO) versus Nicaraguan Wilmer Gonzalez (21-18-1, 14 wins by KO), was recently added to the undercard

The undercard also features Perth’s unbeaten Gary Wilson (3-0-0) facing off against Liverpool’s Scott McIntyre (4-1-0) and Aberdeen’s Liam Allan making his pro debut against Southend’s Daniel Ballard.

Harrison versus Peers will take place on Saturday 18th July 2020 at the Northern Hotel in Aberdeen and whilst no spectators will present, the event will be broadcast live and exclusive on Fite TV (worldwide) as well as delayed broadcast in the UK ten days later on Sports Channel Network (SCN) Channel 265 on Freeview/YouView. 

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I’m Elated To Be Fighting Scott Harrison, The Test For Me Is Finally Here Says Paul Peers

 

Earlier this week promoter Lee Mcallister announced that Orkney based Paul Peers would be challenging former longtime World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison, on the first of a proposed fortnightly ‘Behind Closed Doors’ series of boxing events for TV, as the current COVID-19 lockdown regulations in the United Kingdom are relaxed.

Peers, whose record stands at seven wins and four losses, had a bit of a checkered start to his career, losing four of his first six fights, the turning point in his career came in September 2018, when he challenged then unbeaten Craig Kennerdale for the Professional Boxing Council (PBC) English title.

The fight was an all out war, one that Peers won by the closest of margins – Judges scorecards read: Adrian Thorne 78-78, Mark Wakefield 78-76, James Ancliff 78-77 and was rightly voted the 2018 ‘Fight of the Year’ at the British & Irish Boxing Authority Year End Awards.

Since that victory Peers has been on a winning streak, that has also seen him add further Championship belts to his collection. In April 2019 Peers stopped Grigoris Dunecs in the first round to secure the World Boxing League (WBL) and European Boxing League (EBL) European crowns.

Five months later Peers stopped Nicaraguan Pablo Narvaez in the third round of a non-championship contest, and just two months later went the distance and secured a solid points victory over Tanzanian hard man Amos Mwamakula, again in a non-championship contest.

Then in March this year Peers secured the Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Crown with a fourth round stoppage victory over Nicaragua’s Milton Arauz.

Speaking from his home in Orkney, Peers enthusiastically spoke about the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with the former longtime WBO Featherweight King Scott Harrison.

“Well what can I say, I’m elated to be fighting Scott Harrison, the test for me is finally here, it’s a fight that could not have come at a better time.

“I have asked for the best and hardest fights since turning pro, I’ve never wanted to fight journeymen, for me it always has to be someone with a winning record, as I believe I can box and fight. 

“Since turning pro I have had some of the best experiences sparring with some of the top pros out there at my weight.

“A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to get flown over to Tenerife to prepare Liam Walsh to defend his titles against Joe Murray and I was there for eight weeks training and sparring with the Walsh brothers. 

“To live, train and breathe boxing with them has taught me a lot and I honestly believe I spent time with them for a reason, now I say this because Liam Walsh is the last person to beat Scott. 

“It’s not a coincidence I believe, I spent three camps with them, and it seems just for this very moment. 

‘I have dedicated my life to boxing, I am thirty three in September and I believe now I am in the prime of my boxing career.

“Stopping three of my last four opponents is good but nothing prepares you for the type of fight Scott is going to bring to me. 

“I am ready for this test physically and mentally.”

Peers then went on to speak about his opponent Scott Harrison;

“I have had a lot of people say to me Scott’s finished as he’s over 40 years old, but my reply is always the same…

“When boxing is taken away from you, especially when you live and breathe it, it’s heart breaking and mentally very tough. NOW Scott’s been out for seven years, for whatever the reason may have been doesn’t matter at all. 

“If he’s hungry and if he’s as passionate as he says he is, which I think he is, that says to me he’s dangerous. 

“As they say a happy fighter is a dangerous fighter. Now I have found it hard to stay positive during lockdown but in the back of my mind I knew something would come along, it always does and lucky for me it has and I have that fire back and this is my opportunity to shine. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that’s made this fight possible, Gianluca Di Caro (BIBA Vice President), you already know how much I appreciate you and as for Lee McAllister (Promoter) I just could never praise him enough, the man is working magic for me and I’m so very grateful for what he’s doing for me. 

“Finally I’d like to thank all my sponsors;  Steven Logie, Stewart Henderson, Kevin Casey, Magnus Flett, Thorfin Craigie, Liam Roberston, Danny Baine, Steve Norris, and  Paul Bentley. They have all supported me over the last 2 years and without them I wouldn’t be here and getting this fantastic opportunity to share the ring with Scott.”

Harrison vs Peers will co-headline along with a Heavyweight contest featuring Danny Williams, most famous for his 2004 knock out victory over Mike Tyson, against PBC International Champion Lee Kellett.

Main support sees Orkney based ten time World Kickboxing Champion Caitlin Foran making her Professional Boxing Debut against York’s Carly Mackenzie.

The undercard also features Perth’s unbeaten Gary Wilson facing off against Liverpool’s Scott McIntyre and Aberdeen’s Liam Allan making his pro debut against Southend’s Dan Ballard.

The event will take place in Aberdeen and whilst no date can be announced at this time, it is anticipated that there will be an announcement on Thursday this week by the Scottish Government, regarding lockdown restrictions being reduced, and then a date can be set for either late June or early July.

Earlier this week the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) Vice President Gianluca Di Caro issued guidelines for ‘Behind Closed Doors’ events for Live Broadcast sanctioned by the burgeoning organisation.

Mr Di Caro stated that “The series of events will take place behind closed doors and without spectators in attendance.

“There will be mandatory COVID-19 testing for all taking part or officiating the event and rapid result testing will be undertaken at the venue.

“There will be full personal protection equipment for all involved in the event, as well as hand sanitiser etc.

“Additionally there will be regular temperature taking on-site for everyone taking part. 

“Each boxer will be required to wear a surgical mask, which can only be removed once they have entered the ring, however the referee must keep his mask and surgical gloves on, along with everyone ringside, including coaches, officials and broadcast technicians.

“Spit buckets will be replaced with enclosed containers along with a funnel and tube, and full medical coverage, including an air ambulance, will be on site.”

The event will be broadcast live on Fite TV (worldwide) as well as delayed broadcast in the UK on Sports Channel Network (SCN) Channel 265 on Freeview/YouView.

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Scott Harrison Returns to Headline UK’s First Post Lockdown ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Event

Aberdeen based Promoter and Current World Boxing Union (WBU) and Professional Boxing Council (PBC) Super Welterweight World Champion Lee McAllister announced earlier today that longtime former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison is set to return to the fray and face Orkney based PBC International Champion Paul Peers on the first ‘Behind Closed Doors’ of a proposed fortnightly Boxing series for TV.

On making the announcement McAllister said, “It’s great to finally get Scott back into the ring in a very tasty challenge in his first fight back against Paul Peers.

“They’re both signed with Assassin Boxing so the fight was easy to make. 

“Paul’s found some form of late, including winning the PBC international title and Scott’s looking to catapult himself back into the World scene so it’s got the makings of a cracking fight.

“Both guys are willing to put everything on the line and I for one am very, very       excited to see this fight. I fully expect fireworks right from the opening bell, it’s     definitely gonna be a war!” 

Harrison vs Peers will co-headline along with a Heavyweight contest featuring Danny Williams, most famous for his 2004 knock out victory over Mike Tyson, against PBC International Champion Lee Kellett.

Main support sees Orkney based ten time World Kickboxing Champion Caitlin Foran making her Professional Boxing Debut against York’s Carly Mackenzie.

The undercard also features Perth’s unbeaten Gary Wilson facing off against Liverpool’s Scott McIntyre and Aberdeen’s Liam Allan making his pro debut against Southend’s Dan Ballard.

The event will take place in Aberdeen and whilst no date can be announced at this time, it is anticipated that there will be an announcement next week by the Scottish Parliament, regarding lockdown restrictions being reduced, and then a date can be set for either late June or early July.

Earlier this week the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) Vice President Gianluca Di Caro issued guidelines for ‘Behind Closed Doors’ events for Live Broadcast sanctioned by the burgeoning organisation.

Mr Di Caro stated that “The series of events will take place behind closed doors and without spectators in attendance.

“There will be mandatory COVID-19 testing for all taking part or officiating the event and rapid result testing will be undertaken at the venue.

“There will be full personal protection equipment for all involved in the event, as well as hand sanitiser etc.

“Additionally there will be regular temperature taking on-site for everyone taking part. 

“Each boxer will be required to wear a surgical mask, which can only be removed once they have entered the ring, however the referee must keep his mask and surgical gloves on, along with everyone ringside, including coaches, officials and broadcast technicians.

“Spit buckets will be replaced with enclosed containers along with a funnel and tube, and full medical coverage, including an air ambulance, will be on site.”

The event will be broadcast live on Fite TV (worldwide) as well as delayed broadcast in the UK on Sports Channel Network (SCN) Channel 266 on Freeview/YouView.

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