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Last Updated: Monday, 19 September 2005, 16:52 GMT 17:52 UK
Harrison poised to learn opponent
Scott Harrison
Scott Harrison wants to prepare his strategy
WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison will discover his opponent on Thursday for his next defence at the Braehead Arena on 5 November.

Spend Abazi had to withdraw at the last minute after breaking his elbow while sparring, Harrison having cancelled the original October fight through injury.

"It was a reoccurrence of a bicep injury, but it's healed well," he said.

Harrison is keen to learn who he is facing so he can prepare properly for the bout in Glasgow.

"It doesn't bother me that much that I don't know who I will be fighting," said the Cambuslang boxer.

"But if it gets to five weeks before the fight then there will be problems.
I think I need to keep training between fights just to keep the muscle strong
Scott Harrison

"I need to know who to prepare for and what to train on and who to get as sparring partners, that kind of thing.

"But I'm sure that we'll have an opponent for definite for next week then we can prepare strategies."

Harrison, who replaced the injured Joe Calzaghe on the November bill, admits to concerns about his own injury.

"I tore the muscle a few fights ago and, when I come back into training, the muscle is not as strong," he said.

"So, when I punch the bags, there is a niggle.

"I think I need to keep training between fights just to keep the muscle strong.

"I usually take two or three weeks out after a fight, but I will go back to the gym a few times per week and do some swimming.

"It takes you eight or nine weeks to get there but only two weeks to lose it."


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