Harry Scott, British boxer, Died at 78

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Harry Scott was born on October 27, 1937, and died on December 18, 2015.

He was a British boxer and a contender in the middleweight division during the 1960s.

Harry 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 against Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who had fought for the world title the previous December.

In their first meeting in March, Harry 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.

Harry Scott retired in 1973. His death was announced in December 2015.


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