Liam Harrison will be making his long awaited comeback in October. The English bantamweight told fans that he already knows the identity of his opponent.
Harrison has not fought since suffering a serious knee injury in his loss to Nong-O Gaiyanghadao. He was in talks to face Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match but that never materialized.
But Harrison’s comeback is imminent and he told fans on his YouTube channel that,
I’ve been given an opponent by ONE Championship and it will probably be in October. I need a few fights before I get back into title contention but that’s the goal.
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We don’t know the identity of Harrison’s opponent. But he has clearly been watching the weekly fights at Lumpinee Stadium and has his sights set on two of the top Thai fighters competing at close to his weight.
A fight between Pongsiri PKSaenchaigym and Harrison was booked before the English fighter got injured. But one fighter to really make his name with the ONE Friday Fight series is Saeksan or Kwanmuang and and the 37 year old wants to face them both,
There’s really good fighters in and around my weight that I’d like to get in there with. Pongsiri and Saeksan are a couple of ones that my style would be aamzing against. I think we’d get absolute fireworks with either of those fights.
They would be incredibly tough fights for a fighter returning from nearly a year on the sidelines with a potentially career ending injury. Harrison might well have been be offered someone slightly further down the echelons but the identity of his opponent remains a mystery.
Another knee surgery needed …heartbreaking stuff with the fights that one championship had presented to me too, pongsiri, nong O rematch, rodtang catch weight 😭 I suppose this was bound to happen at some point 37 and 120 fights many of em wars. Is what it is.
— liam harrison (@LiamBadco) November 28, 2022
Come from behind
Harrison’s stock hadn’t ever been higher following his incredible come from behind win over Muangthai PKSaenchaigym at ONE 156. He was awarded an immediate title shot as well as picking up a $100,000 USD bonus.
But Harrison tore his ACL in the first round of that fight and has been out of action ever since. The timing was particularly frustrating for the Englishman who was competing for the biggest prize and had some even bigger fight offers on the table.
Since then Nong-O has been beaten by Jonathan Haggerty. But he is unsure how long his compatriot will be able to keep the bantamweight Muay Thai belt,
The titles with Haggerty at the minute. Where it will be when I get back who knows? But that’s the goal get back in title contention.
Harrison’s reputation remains intact after the unfortunate injury in his title fight and fans will never forget how he survived two knockdowns to beat Muangthai. But after such a serious injury and such a long spell on the sidelines there are question marks hanging over the 37 year old.
It sounds like his comeback fight will happen in October. If Harrison can come through that unscathed then the likes of Saeksan, Pongsiri and even Haggerty potentially await.