World boxing champion Scott Harrison reveals his anguish over his father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Former world boxing champion Scott Harrison has announced his retirement from the sport and revealed his father Peter has Alzheimer’s disease.

The 44-year-old from Cambuslang announced his retirement two days after his last fight was canceled moments before the opening bell.

Razak Nettey pulled out of their proposed fight in Wishaw on Saturday night.

Harrison tweeted: “I would like to announce my retirement from boxing, more bad memories than good ones.

“Have [kept] working for the council as a carpenter. All the best God bless.

Harrison’s father, Peter, is an acclaimed boxing trainer and has worked with him during his high-profile career.

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But the former WBO, Commonwealth and British featherweight champion has also released his father’s devastating news.

Peter Harrison, who runs the Phoenix Boxing Gym in Glasgow, was Scott’s head trainer and cornerman during his top boxing career.

In a social media post, Scott wrote: “With this post it breaks my heart to say that my dad has Alzheimer’s.

“Thank you Da, for making me become a world champion through your hard work, coaching and belief in yourself, and for always being there for me.

“Well done Da, God bless you.”

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