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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 March, 2004, 22:35 GMT
Harrison retains WBO crown
Scott Harrison and Walter Estrada
Harrison improves to 21 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw
Scott Harrison defended his WBO featherweight title with a fifth-round stoppage of Colombia's Walter Estrada in Glasgow.

Estrada looked dangerous in the first two rounds and got through with some solid combinations.

But the Scot rallied and Estrada was saved by the bell in the fourth after an eight count.

Estrada was given a nine count early in the fifth and the referee stepped in on his next knock-down.

The South American was a late replacement for William Abelyan which could explain why he folded so readily after a bright opening.

The 26-year-old Harrison has now won 21 of his 24 fights and could face Manchester's Michael Brodie in a British superfight in the near future.

He was pleased with his victory and after the bout vowed he would mount a lengthy defence of his title.

"He had a good stoppage record so I had to watch him.

"He didn't rock us with his punches but he could punch. I was wearing him down round by round.

"It has been a hectic year for us with losing and winning the title back but this belt isn't going anywhere for a long time," said Harrison.

Earlier, Glasgow super featherweight Willie Limond scored a first-round stoppage against Belfast's Daffyd Carlin.





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