Harrison claims points win

  • Last Updated: September 22 2012, 23:15 BST

Scott Harrison continued on his comeback trail with a points win over Joe Elfidh in their lightweight contest in Glasgow.

Scott Harrison: Secured points victory

Harrison, 35, put his opponent on the canvas in an explosive first round with a terrific left hook and it looked like it would be a quick night's work for the former world featherweight champion, who only returned to the ring in June after six years out due to personal problems.

However, it turned into a bit of a slog against the 32-year-old Harworth boxer who had been drafted in as a late replacement after Spain-based Nicaraguan Miguel Aguilar failed to turn up for Friday's weigh-in.

Harrison stalked the Englishman for most of the fight but lacked the snap in his punches that characterised his early career.

In the third round the Scot wobbled Elfidh with another fine left hook but the man from Nottinghamshire, who went into the fight with seven wins and one defeat, was proving to be durable.

Harrison got caught in the sixth and last round by his opponent but showed his own durability and in the end was a worthy, if unspectacular, 60-53 winner.

Harrison relinquished his belt in 2006 but defeated Hungarian teenager Gyorgy Mizsei Junior in his June comeback.