Harrison in fight for ring return
BY LIAM BRYCE FORMER ring king Scott Harrison has threatened legal action against the British Board of Boxing Control after claiming they have refused him a licence to fight.
The two-time WBO featherweight champion wants to return to the ring aged 41 after serving time in prison for assault.
In a stinging attack on social media, Harrison branded the board “corrupt” and “hypocrites” over alleged broken promises and vowed: “I’m taking legal action against them.”
The Cambuslang fighter insists he was told he would be granted permission to box following his release.
Harrison served three years of a four-year sentence after being found guilty of assault in a Spanish nightclub in 2012.
Harrison said: “It’s done now so they should be giving me my licence back. I think it’s bang out of order.
“The board are hypocrites, they’re corrupt. It’s all right for one fighter to get his licence back and another won’t.
“It seems to be a different case with Scott Harrison.
“I’d like to thank all the people that have tweeted messages of support.”
“I will be back but it looks like I’m going to have to fight in a foreign country.
“I’ll see you all soon.” LOVE Darren and Kate on honeymoon
DARREN DONAGHEY ON THEIR £1MILLION WINDFALL
DARREN Donaghey was already counting his blessings after settling down and starting a family with his stunning bride Kate.
But the “punching above your weight” champ now feels like one of the luckiest men in the world after winning £1million on a lottery scratchcard.
Darren, 33, and Kate, 28, hit headlines four years ago when they won a local radio station’s competition to find the most mismatched couple on looks.
They say the lotto prize money will now transform their lives.
Asked if “some guys have all the luck”, Darren joked: “It certainly looks like it. I must just be one of those lucky fellas.”
The call centre worker will give up his £14,000-a-year job to volunteer for charities and help Kate care for their autistic son and daughter, aged six and three.
Speaking in their hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne yesterday, the couple said they “could not believe it” BY JEREMY ARMSTRONG when they realised they had won on a £5 Monopoly Classic card.
Darren said: “This money will just totally change our lives and the lives of our children too. We are currently in a two-bedroom house and desperately need more room for the children.
“Now all of our dreams have come FAMILY Couple with son in 2014 true with this win. We can move to a new home. And we can even create a sensory room for our daughter and son.”
They will also help their relatives and some deserving local causes which supported them and their children.
Kate said they had received various suggestions on how to spend the money since the win on Tuesday. But she added: “We have already booked a holiday in Mexico and it will give us the chance to think everything through.”
Darren said he bought the scratchcard on a whim. Describing the moment he won, he said: “I couldn’t actually believe it. I literally had £1million in my hand. I just screamed but I also felt numb.
“I don’t think either us believed it until we called Camelot and they confirmed we really were now millionaires.”
The pair are no strangers to the limelight, after entering a radio station’s Punching Above Your Weight contest in 2014. It paid for their honeymoon in Rhodes after they married that year.
Darren said over the years he had got used to comments about his appearance in comparison to Kate’s. He said: “Even when we are out shopping at Asda I get these funny looks from blokes and I know what they are thinking.”
Full-time mum Kate added: “People say love is blind and I guess I must be a prime example to that but he will always be my Prince Charming.”
THREAT Scott Harrison