Liam Walsh Vs Scott Harrison – 20th April 2013

Location – Wembley Arena – London 

WBO European lightweight title 

Harrison continues his comeback against highly regarded prospect Liam Walsh and this is a real intriguing matchup because it is a level checker for both fighters, and will most certainly answer any questions to how much Scott Harrison has left in the tank.

Harrison in his prime, now nearly a decade ago was a world class featherweight champion. He was a real tough customer who was rarely in a dull bout. Back in those days part of his success is he would often be the bigger man against opposition at featherweight, he would cut the ring off and simply overwhelm opponents or take them into the trenches into an “educated” brawl where against Scott Harrison there was only one winner.

In 2006 his career began to spiral, trouble with alcohol problems and depression led him to rehab and instigated a 7 year absence from boxing in which some of that time has been spent behind bars, in 2009 he was sentenced to 2 and a half years in a Spanish prison after being found guilty of an assault in Malaga, Spain.

Walsh is an up and coming prospect who has a decent technical skill set, has good speed and packs spite in his punches, he has currently dismantled 10 of his 13 opponents inside the distance. Walsh should be able to keep this fight at range and box his way to a decision fairly easily.

However his fight against Paul Appleby showed he can be brought into a tear up and hurt in the process, this is what gives Harrison a chance here, because i believe if Harrison can turn this fight into a Brawl he can get Walsh hurt in the fight.

I expect Walsh to perform in this bout and make a statement but i give Harrison as a former world class fighter and experienced champion a brawler/punchers type chance and at 5/1 i think he is well worth a shot to stop Walsh.

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Bankroll

£5000 – £20 on Harrison by KO/TKO 5/1 Bet365/Betfred/Coral/Boylesports

£2500 – £10 on Harrison by KO/TKO 5/1 Bet365/Betfred/Coral/Boylesports

£1000 – £4 on Harrison by KO/TKO 5/1 Bet365/Betfred/Coral/Boylesports

£500 – £2 on Harrison by KO/TKO 5/1 Bet365/Betfred/Coral/Boylesports