William Abelyan

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TALK IS CHEAP BLASTS ABELYAN

William Abelyan has hit back at WBO world featherweight champion Scott Harrison and vowed to shut the Glaswegian's mouth at the Braehead Arena on June 19.

The Armenian started the war of words before the original fight date but he has been riled by the Scot's bold prediction that he is going to dish out a hammering.

"Harrison's got a big mouth and I'm going to shut if for him," said the WBO mandatory challenger from his training camp in Las Vegas.

"I've read what he's been saying on the internet and he's talking a lot of garbage.

"He's scared, that's why he's talking big, but I'll be over there for the fight soon and we'll see if he talks just as big when he's face to face with me."

The 25-year-old insists his training has not been disrupted despite the second postponement of the fight following Harrison's recent wrist injury.

"I'm ready to fight Harrison right now," he stated. "If my team said to me 'William we're going to Scotland tomorrow to fight Harrison' I would be straight on the plane.

"I have never been up for a fight more than this one."

Originally from Yerevan in Armenia, Abelyan moved to America when he was nine and now resides in California.

"It's the world title and the fame I want not the money," he added.

"After I win the title I will return to Armenia a hero. I have never been back since I moved to America because I wanted to achieve something spectacular before I returned.

"I will be the first world champion boxer to ever come out of the country.

"The boxing ring is my house and Harrison is not welcome."