Boxing: Harrison wreaks revenge on Medina

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Glasgow's Scott Harrison belatedly did what he should have done in the summer and stopped Mexico's Manuel Medina in the 11th round to regain rather than retain his World Boxing Organisation featherweight title on Saturday night at the Braehead Arena.

In July, Harrison was dismantled by the Mexican veteran over 12 one-sided and brutal rounds but on Saturday night it was a very, very different fight.

Harrison, 26, dropped Medina four times and never stopped forcing the pace in a fight that kept the 6,000 fanson their feet until long after the boxers had left the ring.

In the 10th round Medina went over twice; the first knockdown was sickening but he still survived until the bell. From the first seconds of the following round it was obvious that he had done enough fighting for one night. When he went over again one of his cornermen threw in the towel.

The win puts Harrison back on track and once his wounds have healed from the cuts that he suffered around both eyes he will no doubt make a claim for a unification fight or some other type of meaningful contest against one of the three or four other top featherweights.

After Harrison lost in the summer to Medina too many critics were quick to condemn him but he has now clearly showed that there is far more to him than tenacity and a good solid jab.

One fight that would surely be a major attraction in either Glasgow or Manchester would be a meeting with Michael Brodie, who last month was fortunate to get a draw in a vacant title fight for the World Boxing Council featherweight title against South Korea's Injin Chi.

Brodie was fortunate against Chi and would start as an underdog in a rematch, which would appear to make a challenge against Harrison both sensible and potentially financially rewarding.

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