Thursday, July 03, 2014
'Hell-Rell' Harris Travels To Benin For Minor Title July 26!
(photo by Juan Marshall)
In a month where Beltway Boxers will be in many different locations, no one will travel further for a bout in July than undefeated DC welterweight Jerrell "Hell-Rell" Harris.
On Saturday, July 26, the 19-year-old Harris (4-0, four KO's) will be in Cotonou, Benin for a 10-round battle for the vacant International Boxing Union (IBU) welterweight title. Harris has had a unique start to his young pro career -- he reportedly won a minor title in just his second pro bout facing an 0-1 opponent. Harris has never been past the second round. In his last outing, Harris scored a second-round TKO over Anthony Dave on March 28 in Weirton, WVA.
Harris's opponent will be a far cry from the opponents he has been facing as well. His opponent will be Anges Adjaho, a native of Cotonou who had been fighting out of Buffalo, NY. Adjaho (25-7, 14 KO's) has not fought since losing by fifth-round TKO to Ronald Cruz in Atlantic City in November of 2011. Adjaho has fought some very quality opponents during his career including losing a 10 round unanimous decision against future world champion Shawn Porter in Salisbury, MD in February of 2011. Adjaho has also lost to former world champion Joel Julio and undefeated boxer Brad Solomon.