Boxing: Harrison labels Medina a 'spoiler'

Scott Harrison yesterday attempted to spark a war of words with Manuel Medina ahead of Saturday's World Boxing Organisation world featherweight title re-match by claiming Medina does not have the power to hurt him.

The Glaswegian is desperate to regain his crown after the Mexican took it from his grasp in July to become the world champion for the fifth time.

"Medina looks good doing nothing and slaps a lot and tries to spoil the fight," said Harrison, who revealed after the first fight that he was suffering from a virus and vomited just minutes before the bout. He added: "That's why TV don't want him because he's a spoiler. His power? The guy hasn't got any power at all and he definitely didn't hurt me at all last time.

"I expect Medina to be much the same. He won the last fight so I can't see him changing a winning formula. I expect the same Medina this time.

"I couldn't care less how long it goes or when he goes down," Harrison said. "I'll just try to win every round. If he goes, he goes."

Harrison said he is under no pressure from the Scottish public but will try to put a smile on their faces again by reclaiming his crown at the Braehead Arena.

"It's not even about pressure," he said. "He's beat me before and I've got a point to prove for Scott Harrison only.

"I don't see any pressure. All it is is setting about this Medina. Putting a smile back on Scottish people's faces goes with it. They haven't got a world champion now and I was the last world champion."