23rd September 2012
With an big all Scottish world title fight with Ricky Burns on the cards for Harrison, he kept that hope alive, although the win over Elfidh wasnt vinatge Harrison. Later he admitted in his interview with Kugan Cassius that the late change of opponent had effected his performance.
Harrison, 35, was suppose to be fighting Spainish based Nicaraguan Miguel Aguilar, but he failed to turn up for Friday’s weigh-in? – And so Elfidh was drafted in at the last minute and gave Harrison an awkward night, after getting off the canvas in the first round, when Harrison dropped him with a good right.
Harrison was unable to finish him off after the action resumed and Elfidh got himself together to last the scheduled six rounds, giving a good account of himself.
The Glasgow man was out of the ring for seven years having been stripped of his WBO featherweight title. Now fighting at lightweight he looks strong and ready to get his career back on track.
Elfidh did very well in the fight after going down in the first and can be proud of his last minute efforts. Harrison was awarded the victory 60-53.
Harrison was making his second appearance since stopping Gyorgy Mizsei in June and hopes for a fight with Ricky Burns before the end of the year. Imaging the stir that fight would cause, especially in Scotland. We look forward to that one!