Former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison has been forced
to cancel his December 1 clash with John Simpson because of his
Spanish assault conviction.
The Scotsman had hoped to still engage in the fight but has now
intends to focus his energies on clearing his name.
Harrison was last week sentenced to four years imprisonment for
assaulting three men at a brothel in Malaga in 2007.
His sentence reflects the fact that he has already served time
in a Spanish jail for an assault which occurred in 2006.
However, he is claiming that the latest conviction is a case of
mistaken identity and was going to still face Simpson until his
manager Alex Morrison convinced him that it would not be a smart
"Scott has too many issues to deal with at the moment and it
wouldn't be fair to expect him to undertake an important fight with
everything that's going on in his life," Morrison said.