Famous Glasgow boxing club clinches new premises

AN East End of Glasgow boxing gym famed for producing champions and keeping youths off the streets has received sponsorship from Spectrum Properties.

The Scott Harrison School of Boxing, run by the former WBO featherweight champion’s father Peter, will be helped by ‘significantly’ subsidised rents after Spectrum Properties stepped in when the club’s former premises became subject to a compulsory purchase order.

The boxing gym, which has trained a number of professional fighters, including Commonwealth gold medal winner Charlie Flynn and former British Champion Willie Limond, is now housed in a custom-built facility owned by Spectrum Properties.

Spectrum Properties owner and director, William Roddie, said, “Peter Harrison’s Phoenix Gym and the School of Boxing have become an institution in the East End of Glasgow. Peter is a remarkable man who has given his life to helping local youths to realise their potential.

“He has also had the insight and empathy to help East End lads in times of trouble and has been instrumental in turning many young lives round. Anything we can do to help him will be small reward in comparison to the effort he puts in.”