Harrison-Brodie ready for war on June 3!
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: In the first of back-to-back world title fight nights on Showtime, Scott Harrison will put his WBO featherweight title on the line against three-time world title challenger Michael Brodie Friday, June 3, 2005, on “ShoBox: The New Generation.” In the co-feature from M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England, undefeated super middleweight Yusaf Mack will take on an opponent to be announced. Showtime will televise the doubleheader at 11 p.m.(tape delayed on the west coast). The thrilling weekend of boxing continues the following day when International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Welterweight Champion Kostya Tszyu battles IBF No. 1 contender Ricky Hatton on Showtime Championship Boxing at 9 p.m. (delayed on the west coast). Harrison (23-2-2, 13 KOs), of Glasgow, Scotland, became Scotland’s first featherweight champion, eighth world titleholder overall, and its first since Paul Weir in 1995 when he dethroned Argentina’s Juan Pablo Chacon to capture the WBO 126-pound title on Oct. 19, 2002. Harrison systematically dismantled Chacon (44-2 going in) by the scores 117-111 twice and 117-112. He is rated #5 in the Boxingtalk ratings but had a lot of trouble with Victor Polo in his last defense.