Today at 2:30 p.m. EDT, BoxNation goes live from Kelvin Hall in Glasgow for a big night of Scottish boxing headlined by a pair of former British featherweight champions squaring off in the 12-round main event, in a rematch of a fight from 2008.
John Simpson (22-9, 9 KO) will battle Paul Appleby (18-3, 11 KO) for the BBBofC Celtic super featherweight title, currently held by Appleby, who won the vacant title in March against Stephen Ormond. He defeated Simpson on scores of 115-114, 115-114, and 115-113 when they fought in '08, but both have seen their fortunes dip a bit since that fight, with Simpson going 5-3 and Appleby going 6-3.
The main co-feature bout will be the return of former two-time world titleholder Scott Harrison (25-2-2, 14 KO), who has not fought since 2005 and actually did weigh in yesterday and all that, so he's fighting. It's really happening and wasn't called off 24 hours ahead of time. Harrison looked in fairly good shape considering he hasn't fought in seven years, has had a plethora of problems outside the ring, and turns 35 in August. He'll be facing Gyorgy Mizsei Jr (7-0, 3 KO), an 18-year-old Hungarian fighter, a true novice.
Here's the rest of the lineup, or as close as I can tell:
Gary McMillan (14-3-1, 3 KO) vs Kevin McCauley (10-37-3)
Hugh Gray (pro debut) vs Billy Smith (13-117-2)
Michael Roberts (8-0, 1 KO) vs Zsolt Nagy (15-21, 7 KO)
Barry Connell (9-2-1, 1 KO) vs Scott Edgar (0-1)
Sammy Hill (3-0) vs Mark McKray (2-12-1, 1 KO)
Ryan Collins (1-0) vs Dan Naylor (1-11)
John Thain (6-0, 1 KO) vs Tony Randell (12-26-2, 4 KO)