Friday, April 10, 2015

Harrison, Fox Have Foes For April 17 Connecticut Swing!

Undefeated Beltway Boxers Dusty Hernandez Harrison and Alantez "SlyAza" Fox have opponents for their Friday, April 17 bouts in Connecticut.  This will be the second straight time that both boxers will have bouts on the same night.

Washington, DC welterweight Harrison (25-0, 13 KO's) will be in an eight-round contest against Henry "Mamba" Auraad of Miami, FL by way of Cartagena, Colombia (16-9-1, 13 KO's) at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT.  Harrison won his last bout, a 10-round unanimous decision over Tommy Rainone on January 9 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  The win earned Harrison the WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title.  Auraad will be trying to bounce back from a first-round TKO loss to Jose Benavidez on July 26 in Phoenix, AZ.

The bout is part of a card that will be televised by FoxSports1. However, it doesn't look like the bout will be televised.

Forestville, MD's Fox (14-0-1, four KO's) will be in an eight-round super welterweight bout against Franklin Gonzalez of the Dominican Republic (16-13, 10 KO's) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.  Fox is coming off an eight-round majority decision win over Patrick Day on January 9 in Cabazon, CA.  Gonzalez last fought on April 5 of 2014 and was stopped in the second round by Frank Galarza in Queens, NY.  Galarza caused the only blemish on Fox's record in September of 2012 when they battled to an eight-round draw.  Ironically, Fox and Galarza are now promoted by DiBella Entertainment.

These two locals will be part of a big weekend where 11 Beltway Boxers will be in action.  Nine of those boxers will compete on Saturday, April 18 in bouts happening at four separate locations.

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