SCOTT HARRISON says he only has eyes for a world title.
The former WBO featherweight champion will make his boxing come back on Friday, June 29, at the Kelvin Hall against French Algerian Brahim Bariz at lightweight.
But ahead of his first fight in six and a half years, Harrison was given a further incentive to beat Bariz when British title holder Derry Mathews indicated he would be prepared to put his Lonsdale Belt on the line to meet the Scot should he come through against Bariz.
But Harrison said: "Who is Derry Mathews? I don't know who he is or what he looks like. I am not interested in British titles, I am back to win a world title.
"I'm 34 now and I don't have time to hang about.
"My name is big enough not to worry about British titles. I never lost a world title in the ring and I think that says it all. Once I take care of Bariz I maybe need one more fight, but it is a world title I am back for."
With Mathews due to challenge European lightweight champion Gavin Rees in a fight that is also for his British title, the Scouser is likely to be a boxer that Harrison may have to recognise sooner or later.
Harrison, meanwhile, says he is excited about making his long-awaited comeback.
He said: "There is nothing like the buzz you get from climbing through the ropes.
"The excitement of walking to the ring and hearing the fans. There is just nothing like it and I want it back.
"I will come to fight on the night, as I have always done. I have seen DVDs of Bariz and he will not last the distance. I promise the fans I will put a real show on for them."
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