Rising Star Dusty Hernandez-Harrison Puts Record on Line
All-In Entertainment promotions is set to bring an exciting night of boxing to Washington, D.C. when teen welterweight boxing sensation Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (14-0, 8 KO’s), puts his undefeated record on the line against his toughest competition to date when he faces Eddie Soto (12-6, 4 KO’s) of Pawtucket, RI on Saturday, May 18.
The eight-round bout is the Main Event of the All-In Entertainment promotion, Champions Class, which will take place at the University of the District of Columbia’s Sports Complex. There will be a buzz in the air as Hernandez-Harrison headlines the night’s action.
Hernandez-Harrison is currently the youngest boxer to compete in the professional ranks, making his pro debut at the young age of 17 back in June 2011. He has not only developed a huge following in such a short time, but has established himself as a young boxer quickly on the rise.
In his last bout, Hernandez-Harrison earned a six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia on April 12th in Dover, DE.
Soto, a native of Puerto Rico, fights out of New England and has faced some very tough competition during his stellar eight-year career. He dropped his last decision to Edgar Santana in late January in Dover. His last five opponents have posted an incredible combined record of 81-9-1, including Santana (26-4).
The night’s card is stacked with a mix of boxers who are on the rise, including two monster heavyweights when Natu Visinia (8-0, 7 KO’s) of Lakewood, CA tangles against Phil Brown (6-1, 3 KO’s) in what should be a hard-fought six-round slugfest. Brown is from Upper Marlboro, Md. while Visinia makes the trip from Lakewood, CA.
Mike Reed (2-0) is another one to watch. The up-and-coming welterweight prospect out of Waldorf, Maryland, is a former 2011 National Golden Gloves Champion. He is off to a fast start in his pro career and will look for his third straight win when he faces Christian Daniel, who will be making his pro debut, in a four-round contest. Daniel fights out of North Carolina.
Reed is coming off a win against Cassius Clay last month via a first-round KO. He has a great track record in the ring, as he was a medalist at the National Silver Gloves, USA Boxing Championships and National PAL Tournament as well as Jr. Olympic National Champion.
Super middleweight Jerry Odom (3-0, 3 KO’s) will be seeking his fourth win in a row when he battles Drew Morias (1-0) in a four-round clash. Odom, out of Bowie, Maryland, won his last time out, thanks to a first-round TKO of Craig Boykin in early March. He won the 2012 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at 178 pounds and led Washington, D.C. to the team title, earning The Golden Boy Award for the tournament’s most outstanding boxer along the way.
Featherweight Kevin Rivers, Jr. (6-0, 5 KO’s) is slated to fight his first six-round contest against an opponent to named, while welterweight Yurii Polishchuk (1-0, 1 KO) will face Charles Natal (1-0-1, 1 KO) in four-round action. Light heavyweight Greg Newby ( 7-0, 4 KO’s) out of Washington, D.C., will take on an opponent to be named in a six-round contest.
Joseph Rector (1-1), a junior welterweight, goes for his second win in a four-round affair against Blair Cobbs (pro debut) of Philadelphia, PA, while Patrick Coye of Alexandria, VA and Charles Parker of Wilson, NC will make their pro debuts in a four-round light heavyweight bout.
Guyana’s Elton Dharry (13-5-1, 7 KO’s) will be on the card in a six-round bantamweight bout against an opponent to be named.