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Burgeoning super welterweight prospect Tony Harrison, a 21-year-old from Detroit, Michigan, returns to the ring on January 13, 2012 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. Harrison, despite his inexperience as a four-fight professional, is fast gaining a reputation due to his headhunting style, knockout knack and his renowned trainer of superstar boxers.
Legendary trainer Emanuel Steward (pictured above) and owner of the famous Kronk Gym boxing production line in Detroit, takes a number of his fighters to the West Coast in the opening month of the new year in order to set a precedent for 2012: provide exciting fights.
Steward has nurtured the talent of Harrison (4-0-0, 4ko) throughout 2011. His fledgling made all four of his pro bouts in that year, thrice in July alone and even made his debut on one of the biggest fistic main events of the year – on stablemate Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight unification bill with David Haye at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Harrison has knocked all four of his opponents out in the opening round. His all-action, risk-laden and heavy-handed approach has been the catalyst for comparisons to one of Steward’s most successful prizefighters; Thomas Hearns, and both pupil and teacher are eager to continue that acclaim.
On the January card in California, Steward said: “I am honoured to be working with a world class venue Like Pechanga and look forward to bringing to the fans a great night of boxing.”
Elsewhere on the card, Dominic Salcido (18-3-0, 9ko) takes part in a ten round super featherweight fight. Salcido will be hoping to bounceback following a lengthy absence and a majority decision defeat to Eloy Perez for the WBO NABO title in October, 2010.
Top female boxer Kaliesha West (14-1-0, 4ko) – the WBO bantamweight world champion – also participates on the bill, in a fight slated for ten twos.
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