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Dusty Hernandez-Harrison Returns To D.C. May 18th

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Photo by Juan Marshall of ProAmFightTalk

by Gautham Nagesh 

Big news today from Stiff Jab’s 2012 Prospect of the Year: Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will headline a May 18th card at UDC Sports Complex.

The card will be promoted by All-In Entertainment, which was formed by Dusty’s advisor and local sports attorney Jeff Fried along with poker star Phil Ivey and NBA star Monta Ellis of the Milwaukee Bucks. The main event and portions of the card will be aired by Epix, making it the channel’s first boxing production based in the U.S.  Update: The event will be sponsored by Epix and Jordan Brand, but not broadcast on Epix as we were originally informed.

“Dusty Hernandez-Harrison truly exemplifies the heart, spirit and future of boxing here in Washington, and throughout the industry,” Fried said. “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.”

A host of other promising young prospects are expected to fight on the card, including Stiff Jab 2011 Amateur Boxer of the Year Mike Reed, 2012 National Golden Gloves champion Gervonta Davis, Frederick, Md.-based Iraqi middleweight Devar Ferhadi, and Lime Lite Boxing light heavyweight prospect Greg Newby. The only bout that has been finalized is a heavyweight special attraction between Natu Visinia (8-0, 7 KOs) and Phil Brown (6-1, 3 KOs) of Upper Marlboro, Md.

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Photos by Jessica Chen for StiffJab.com

Dusty Harrison Caps Parade Of KOs In D.C.

Photos by Jessica Chen for StiffJab.com

by Gautham Nagesh

WASHINGTON, D.C.—There’s no disputing the excitement of title fights, or close bouts between evenly-matched contenders. Such events are the pinnacle of boxing, and undoubtedly the goal for any person involved in the fight game. But there is something special about watching young fighters grow up, find their feet, and fulfill their potential.

A groundswell is coming in the DMV boxing scene, and Dusty Harrison is at the center. Harrison doesn’t possess the same amateur pedigree as some of his peers, and it’s far too early to tell how good the teenager can be. But after his tenth pro victory on Saturday at Washington Convention Center two things are clear: Dusty Harrison can fight, and D.C. loves watching him do it.

The local welterweight prospect stopped the overmatched Nalo Leal in the third round of the main event, capping a night of stylish stoppages by local prospects on the Keystone Boxing card. A number of local pros notched their second wins including Jarrett Hurd, Kevin Rivers Jr., Joshua “Moe” Parker and Dillon Hayman. In addition, Iraqi prospect Devar Ferhadi made a jaw-dropping debut at light heavyweight, drawing a scream of pain and capitulation from Anthony Madden after a razing him with a devastating left hook to the body.