Harrison escaped horrible judging—but just barely—winning by scores of 97-92 and 96-93, which overruled a 95-94 score in favor of Smith, the first Las Vegas-born world champion.
This week on PBC Jabs, we preview our May 10th Bounce show and we check in with 154-pound contender Tony Harrison who faces Ishe Smith in the main event of that card.
On May 11, 2018, Premier Boxing Champions presents an exciting 154-pound match up between veteran Ishe Smith (29-9, 12 KO's) and Detroit's Tony Harrison (26-2, 21 KO's) live on Bounce from Sam's Town Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"I think it's difficult to take a round off against a Jarrett Hurd, who smells blood already, against a man that's hungry." - Abner Mares calling the Harrison vs Hurd fight, seconds before this happened.
Jarrett Hurd became a 154-pound world champion when he landed a brutal right hand that dropped and stopped Tony Harrison.
Jarrett Hurd became a 154-pound world champion when he landed a vicious right hand that dropped and stopped Tony Harrison in the ninth round.
Tony Harrison rebounded from the first defeat of his career with an impressive 10-round unanimous-decision victory over Cecil McCalla in a 156-pound bout.
Tony Harrison put on a boxing clinic through the first eight rounds of the scheduled 10-rounder, got a bit careless in the ninth, but emerged with a lopsided unanimous-decision victory.