Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Harrison Gets Opponent for May 18 in DC!

Undefeated DC welterweight Dusty Harrison has an opponent for his eight-round main event contest on the All-in-Entertainment "Champion Class" card on Saturday, May 18 at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Sports Complex in Washington, DC.  Harrison will face Eddie Soto of Pawtucket, RI by way of Puerto Rico.

Harrison (14-0, eight KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia on April 12 in Dover, DE.  Soto (12-6, four KO's) got off to a great start in his pro career winning his first 12 bouts.  However, Soto has had difficulty as he has stepped up in competition losing his last six.  Soto has faced the likes of Edgar Santana, Danny O'Connor, Jose A. Gonzalez and Mike Faragon in his last six bouts.

The co-feature bout that was originally announced for this card is still intact -- the return of Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight "Big" Phill Brown (6-1, three KO's) taking on undefeated Nati Visinia of San Diego, CA (8-0, seven KO's) in a six-round bout.

Also on the card, Waldorf, MD welterweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed returns to action in a four-round contest against the debuting Christian Daniel of Wilson, NC.  Reed (2-0, two KO's) has had both of his bouts end in the first round.

Bowie, MD super middleweight "The King's Son" Jerry Odom will be on the card as he takes on Drew Morias of Monroe, MI in a four-round encounter.  Odom (3-0, three KO's, one NC) also has yet to fight after the first round.  Morias (1-1) won a four-round unanimous decision over Desmond Jackson on April 27 in Toledo, OH.

Alexandria, VA welterweight "The Baby-Faced Assassin" Yurii Polishchuk will also be on the card as he will face Charles Natal of Cleveland, OH in another four-rounder. Polishchuk (1-0, one KO) registered a first-round knockout over Demetrius Winbush in his pro debut on April 20 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD.  Natal (1-0-1) had a four-round draw with Brett Simmons on November 24 in Lorain, OH.

Fairfax, VA junior welterweight Joseph Rector (1-1, one KO) will try to bounce back from his first-round TKO loss to David Warren Huffman on October 27 in Fairfax when he faces Philadelphia, PA's Blair Cobbs who will be making his pro debut.

Also on the card, Alexandria, VA light heavyweight Patrick Coye will make his pro debut against the equally debuting Charles Parker of Wilson, NC.  There are also bouts scheduled for Palmer Park, MD featherweight Kevin "K-Smoov" Rivers, Jr. (6-0, five KO's) and DC light heavyweight Greg Newby (7-0, four KO's).  Both bouts are slated for six rounds, a first for Rivers.  

Another out-of-town boxer -- "The Real Coolie Bully" Elton Dharry of San Diego, CA by way of Guyana (13-5-1, seven KO's) -- is also slated to be on the card.

UPDATE:  There will be an open workout for the card on Monday, May 13 from noon to 3 PM at LA Boxing in Georgetown -- 1116 24th Street, NW in DC.  Harrison, Reed, Odom, Polishchuk and Visinia are slated to participate in the workout that is free to attend and open to the public.


Brian said...

The Nalo leal fight was a scheduled 8

Brian said...

Decent looking show

JGR said...

Brian, you did an awsome job. This is the best match-making so far. You have fights that can go either way. Finally, fans will get thier monies worth. Keep up the good work. JGR

Brian said...

I can't claim this show

Garcia J. said...

Harrison has his hands full on this one. A native of Puerto Rico fighting out of New England, Soto has faced tough competition during his eight-year career. The combined record of his last five opponents is 81-9-1, including Edgar Santana (26-4) who defeated Soto in his most recent bout on January 25, 2013, also in Dover.

Anonymous said...

Good fight for Harrison. Nice step up fight for sure. People won't be able to talk smack about his lack of opposition anymore after this one.

Anonymous said...

Believe or not that is a very easy fight for him. Soto will not be able to do anything but add a decent opponent on his record. Good move for him, easy fight, good money. You will not see dusty fight a competitive fight no time soon. I don't blame him. How many fighters much better than dusty in the DC area, some, but you will not see them getting the opportunity dusty getting. Why? He is white, he can fight, he sells tickets and have money backing him. Dusty, keep fighting those bums and make as much money as you can because at the end of the day is all about making money.

TW said...

that last comment was from a hater. she is just trying to be lick. dumb bitch.