Merseyside Boxing Archive

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Harry Scott

born: 27/10/1937, Bootle, Liverpool

Harry Scott turned professional in 1960, following a highly successful amateur career.

A modest man, Scott was one of Liverpool's finest boxers, though his record does not do his talent justice - all he achieved was the Central Area title, won by first-round stoppage against Syd Parkinson, in 1962.

He never fought for the British title, losing three final eliminators. Yet his ability was widely recognised, and he fought around the world, facing four past or future world champions, including Emile Griffith and Alan Minter.

But he is best know for his two contests in 1965 against Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who had fought for the world title the previous December: in their first meeting in March, Carter was awarded the victory on cuts in the ninth round despite trailing on points, only to be outpointed six weeks later, in what Boxing News declared to be one of the finest victories by a British boxer in the previous 20 years. Scott retired in 1973, and is now President of the MFBA.

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Fight History
39 (KO's 20)
Divisions fought in


Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 10 June 1963
 Harry Scott v Jim Swords

 Weigh-in for the return fight with Carter
Final eliminator for the BBBofC British middleweight title at the Liverpool Stadium, 17 September 1968. Wally Thom was the referee.
 Harry Scott v Les McAteer