Harry Scott (boxer)

Harry Scott (27 October 1937 – 16 December 2015) was a British boxer and contender in the middleweight division during the 1960s.

Harry Scott
Statistics
Weight(s)Middleweight
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
NationalityEnglish
Born(1937-10-27)27 October 1937
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Died16 December 2015(2015-12-16) (aged 78)
Liverpool
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights79
Wins39
Wins by KO20
Losses34
Draws6
No contests0

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.[1]

Professional boxing recordEdit

39 Wins (20 knockouts, 19 decisions), 34 Losses (5 knockout, 29 decisions), 6 Draw

[1]

Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 5-1-1   Trevor Francis TKO 7 13 Jun 1973   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom Referee John Coyle
Loss 8-0-0   Alan Minter PTS 8 13 Mar 1973   Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom Referee Mike Jacobs
Loss 7-3-0   Maxie Smith TKO 5 24 Jan 1973   Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Loss 16-2-0   Jan Kies PTS 10 10 Jun 1972   Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 22-10-0   Cyclone Barth PTS 8 24 Apr 1972   Sporting Club, Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Loss 12-5-0   Eric Blake PTS 8 9 Mar 1972   Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, United Kingdom
Loss 8-1-0   Kevin Finnegan PTS 10 15 Feb 1972   Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Loss 15-5-2   Matt Donovan PTS 8 20 Dec 1971   Palais des Sports, Paris, France
Won 11-3-0   Eric Blake PTS 8 5 Oct 1971   Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Won 24-13-7   William Poitrimol PTS 8 18 May 1971   Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Won 33-14-2   Dick Duffy PTS 8 5 Apr 1971   National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Draw 18-8-3   Teddy Meho PTS 8 22 Mar 1971   Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom
Won 18-12-0   Clarence Cassius PTS 8 2 Feb 1971   Streatham, London, United Kingdom Referee Sid Nathan
Loss 21-3-1   Tom Jensen PTS 8 8 Oct 1970   K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Loss 20-1-1   Pierre Fourie PTS 10 11 Jul 1970   Wembley Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Referee Stanley Christodoulou
Loss 15-9-2   Bunny Sterling PTS 12 11 May 1970   Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Loss 57-3-0   Sandro Mazzinghi PTS 10 18 Apr 1970   Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna, Italy
Win 14-3-1   Carl Thomas TKO 9 9 Mar 1970   Center Hotel, London, United Kingdom Referee Harry Gibbs
Loss 7-1-0     Chris Finnegan PTS 10 8 Dec 1969   Anglo-American Sporting Club, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom Referee Bill White
Win 17-11-0   Henry Turkington TKO 1 6 Oct 1969   Premier Sporting Club, Kensington, London, United Kingdom Benny Caplan
Win 14-7-1   Bunny Sterling PTS 8 24 Apr 1969   Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Won 13-1-1   Tom Jensen PTS 6 6 Mar 1969   K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 11-14-2   Tommy Bell PTS 8 11 Nov 1968   Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom Referee Harry Humphreys
Loss 19-2-1   Les McAteer PTS 12 17 Sep 1968   The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Won 16-8-0   Clarence Cassius TKO 4 26 May 1968   Hilton Hotel, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win 9-1-0   Bill Robinson TKO 7 18 Apr 1968   Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London, United Kingdom
Draw 36-18-2   Johnny Kramer PTS 8 12 Dec 1967   Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 7-2-3   Larry Brown TKO 1 22 Aug 1967   Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 9-4-1   Ruben Orrico PTS 10 11 Jul 1967   The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Loss 28-0-0   Tom Bogs PTS 10 6 Apr 1967   K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Loss 16-07-1   Henry Turkington PTS 8 4 Mar 1967   Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Loss 35-05-7   Juan Carlos Duran PTS 10 3 Feb 1967   Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna, Italy
Win 10-08-3   Johnny Hendrickson PTS 8 18 Jan 1967   Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Loss 65-01-0   Nino Benvenuti PTS 10 23 Sep 1966   Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna, Italy
Win 59-32-0   Sugar Boy Nando PTS 10 18 Mar 1966   Masshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Loss 13-6-1   Willie Hart PTS 10 1 Nov 1965   Free Trade Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom
Loss 46-7-0   Emile Griffith RTD 7 4 Oct 1965   Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Career Record: [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Merseyside boxer Harry Scott dies, aged 78".

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