Up and Coming Boxer Dusty Harrison Set for Biggest Fight of Career

Dusty Hernandez - Harrison has come up through the ranks of DC boxing.  Now at 18 years old, Harrison (14-0-8 KOs) is set to take on what he calls his “biggest fight yet”, when he steps into the ring on Saturday, May 18th at the University of the District of Columbia’s Sports Complex to defend his welterweight title.

Harrison, in white, with other fighters scheduled for May 18th Champion Class exhibition.
During a press conference today Harrison was surrounded by his father (and trainer) Buddy Harrison, and supporters Wale Folarin, DC rapper and friend, along with former boxing prompter Rock Newman.

Said Newman of Hernandez-Harrison, “I think that they can genuinely see a rising superstar.  When I look at him and his technique and his instincts in the ring, his power – his speed – his ability to hit without getting hit, he can clearly become a champion.”

Hernandez-Harrison, with more than 200 amateur bouts to his credit, improved his record four nights ago with a win over Dover, Delaware’s Jonathan Garcia.
With no opponent yet announced for his May fight, Hernandez-Harrison is scheduled to participate in an eight-round event that will feature a nine-bout card showcasing other top rising boxing talent from the area.

Harrison holds the first-ever championship belt with the DMV (DC, MD, VA) logo.
“Dusty Hernandez – Harrison truly exemplifies the heart, spirit and future of boxing here in Washington, and throughout the industry”, said Jeff Fried founder of All-In Entertainment, a DC-based boxing and entertainment promotional company.  “While we are still in the process of finalizing the card, rest assured that his opponent will pose a true test as Dusty continues to develop and learn in many ways what it takes to be a world champion, both in and out of the ring.”

Not having an opponent scheduled doesn’t phase the confident Harrison.   “I handle all my fights pretty well”, Harrison, (dubbed “a natural athlete” by his strength and conditioning coach Kimberly Jackson) told us. 

Harrison is also a part-time student at UDC where he plans to pursue a degree in Graphic Arts.

The card May 18th also includes welterweights Mike Reed (1-0,1 KO) of Waldorf, MD and Gervonta Davis (1-0, 1 KO) (both former National Golden Gloves Champions), plus middleweights Devar Ferhadi (2-0, 2 KOs) of Frederick, MD and light heavyweight Greg Newby (6-0, 4 KOs).  Upper Marlboro, MD  fighters Natu Visinia (8-0, 7 KOs) and Phil Brown (6-1, 3 KOs) round out the event with a heavyweight bout.

Tickets are on sale now at www.dustyharrison.com, or www.all-in-entertainment.com.
The event is set to be aired over EPIX network.  Card subject to change.