Boxing: Medical tests clear Harrison to make title defence

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Scott Harrison, the World Boxing Organisation featherweight champion, has been cleared by the British Boxing Board of Control to defend his title against Nicky Cook in London next month.

The Scotsman returned to Glasgow last week and underwent a series of medical tests after being released from a Spanish prison on bail last week following an alleged assault on 6 October.

Frank Warren, the promoter, has endured a frustrating time waiting to see if Harrison would be freed from jail and then passed fit. Warren called off the bout as legal problems threatened to halt Harrison's release, but the fight will now go ahead on 9 December.

Warren said: "I said from day one I had a contract with him and the contract says if he is found medically fit to fight then I have an obligation to put the contest on. He has had more tests and more stringent tests than probably any other boxer I have known."