SCOTT HARRISON, the former two-time world featherweight champion, may yet rise like a Phoenix from the ashes at the age of 37.

The Cambuslang boxer has been handed a final chance to resurrect a career left unfulfilled nine years ago when his life unravelled in the wake of the last of his 11 World Boxing Organisation title bouts.

Since Harrison's defeat of Australian Nedal Hussein, at Braehead Arena he has fought only three times. There is no need to revisit the events that sent his life and career into a downward spiral, they are well documented.

But Harrison is threatening a comeback to rival that of Lazarus 19 months after his last bout, against Englishman Liam Walsh at Wembley Arena for the European lightweight title, which he lost on points.

Harrison will headline a show at Paisley's Lagoon Centre on December 12, almost certainly at lightweight, against an as-yet unnamed opponent after signing a contract with Saltire Promotions and the St Andrew's Sporting Club.

And he is already eyeing a world-title shot despite the threat of extradition to Spain to serve four years' jail for ­assault.

He said: "I am not here to talk about the stuff in Spain. That's one for my lawyers and I am very confident it will be dealt with. This is a new chapter for me.

"I have been promised regular fights and that is something I have not had since I came back.

"This is exciting as I can build some momentum and keep progressing rather than going back to square one every few months. People will see the Scott Harrison of old, if not better."

He added: "I would not be surprised to win another world title. I have done it before so I know what it takes. I have fought a lot of good fighters, and, don't forget, I never lost my world title in a ring.

"But getting there might be harder. There have been so many hurdles through the years and how I got through them I'll never know.

"But they won't be able to ignore me if I am knocking people down."

Iain Wilson of Saltire Promotions and the St Andrew's Sporting Club confirmed they will also feature Harrison in shows in February and March.

Any fights will be subject to licensing by the British Boxing Board of Control and stringent medical checks, but Wilson does not anticipate a problem.

Harrison could even fight former two-weight world champion Ricky Burns, but he stressed: "I am not looking too far down the line.

"It's all about building momentum although maybe next summer that is something we will look at."