Monday, January 06, 2014
Harrison To Make ESPN2 Debut January 31 in New Jersey!
Harrison (19-0, 11 KO's) will face Philadelphia, PA's Tim Witherspoon, Jr. (10-3-1, two KO's) in an eight-round contest that will open the telecast.
Harrison, the Beltway Boxing Prospect of the Year in 2013, is coming off a first-round TKO over Marlon Lewis on November 22 in Dover, DE. Witherspoon, the son of the former WBC Heavyweight champion, last fought on June 27 and won a four-round unanimous decision over Josh Beeman in Essington, PA.
Witherspoon made his pro debut against a Beltway Boxer, losing a four-round unanimous decision to Tyrell Samuel in Philadelphia in June of 2005.
Harrison will be the third Beltway Boxer scheduled to appear on national TV in January. Antoine Douglas will appear on Showtime's ShoBox series on Friday, January 17. Lamont Peterson will defend his IBF Junior Welterweight championship on Saturday, January 25 on Showtime Championship Boxing from the DC Armory. There may be other locals on that card that will appear on the Showtime Extreme channel but nothing is confirmed as of yet.
We are also hearing that a fourth Beltway Boxer may appear on TV this month as well. We'll keep you posted.