Harry Scott (27 October 1937 – 16 December 2015) was a British boxer and contender in the middleweight division during the 1960s.
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Born||27 October 1937|
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
|Died||16 December 2015 (aged 78)|
|Wins by KO||20|
Scott started off as an amateur winning the bronze medal at the 1959 European Boxing Championships in Lucerne.
Scott turned professional in 1960.
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 known for his two contests in 1965 at the Royal Albert Hall 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.
ITV made a documentary about Scott called "Come Out Fighting" in 1967. It included segments of Scott's family life and his boxing career.
Scott retired in 1973.
Following Scott's retirement he went on to be a Green Grocer. Scott had two children.
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