News | Dec 18 2015

Harry Scott, Liverpool’s teak tough middleweight, dies at 78

Tony Connolly pays tribute to Harry Scott, the Bootle boxer who beat Hurricane Carter
Harry Scott and Rubin Carter

HARRY SCOTT, iron man from Bootle in Liverpool who beat the notorious Rubin Hurricane Carter to shake up the world, has died after a long illness at the age of 78.

Scott featured in two 10-rounders with feared American Carter, the Marvin Hagler of his day with his domed head and big punches and surly demeanour.

Carter won the first fight, many say luckily on cuts, so Mickey Duff arranged a quick rematch.  Scott gained his revenge on points.