SCOTT HARRISON will face a change of opponent on Friday night at the Kelvin Hall.
French Algerian journeyman Brahim Bariz has pulled out –with no reason given – and has been replaced by unbeaten Hungarian teenager, Gyorgy Mizsei Junior.
Mizsei is unbeaten in seven professional fights, three of which he has won by stoppage.
After falling out with the Hungarian Amateur Boxing Association, Mizsei called time on a glittering career in the unpaid ranks that had seen him represent his country at world level with some success.
But Harrison's manager, Alex Morrison, has warned the former champion that Miszei is arguably the more dangerous opponent.
He said: "Mizsei is an unbeaten prospect who can bang and sees the opportunity to fight Scott Harrison as the perfect chance to claim the spotlight for himself and take a big-name scalp.
"That makes him the most dangerous type of opponenent out there for Scott on his first fight back.
"Physically he is a completely different prospect from Bariz and is around the same height as Scott and we expect him to go toe-to-toe with our man.
"I would say that Mizsei will offer a real test of where Scott is and we are grateful to him for taking the fight.
"He is coming off the back of a win on points just three weeks ago in Budapest so he will be ready to go."
Although no reason for Bariz's withdrawal has been given it is understood the journeyman got cold feet at the prospect of facing a fighting-fit Harrison.
Meanwhile, should Harrison come through successfully, he is being pencilled in for a slot on the undercard of the Ricky Burns versus Kevin Mitchell WBO lightweight title fight at the SECC in Glasgow on September 22.
The indications are that if Harrison wins – and again in September – and Burns disposes of Mitchell, the two will be on course for a pre-Christmas all Scottish blockbuster.
Top of a cracking bill on Friday night is the Celtic super-featherweight title contest between Greenock's John Simpson and Paul Appleby, and Morrison is backing Simpson to take revenge for a controversial points defeat at Appleby's hands four years ago back that cost him his British title.
Morrison said: "This is a must-win fight for John and I think the extra motivation of revenge will help him get the win he needs.
"John has been on the wrong end of some tough decisions, but this is one he has to win."
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