Dec 22, 2018 / Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Tony Harrison finally became a world champion when he defeated Jermell Charlo by UD (116-112, 115-113, 115-113) to claim the WBC's 154-pound belt on PBC on FOX.
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Tony Harrison News
After losing his two previous title attempts, Detroit native breaks through using defense and ring generalship to score a UD win and claim the WBC's 154-pound belt on PBC on FOX.
Charlo is closing in on a unification bout versus Jarrett Hurd, but can’t look past the dangerous Detroit native Harrison—a pugilist from the legendary Kronk Gym who is ready to play spoiler tomorrow night in the co-main event of PBC on FOX.
This week on PBC Jabs, we preview our final show of 2018 featuring a world title doubleheader, live on FOX, and we reveal the categories for our upcoming Best of PBC 2018 Fan Poll.
Tony Harrison Fights
WIN vs Jermell Charlo
Dec 22, 2018 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Jermell CharloJJ LOSES to Tony HarrisonTT by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Ishe Smith 29-10-0
May 11, 2018 • Sam's Town, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ishe Smith II LOSES to Tony Harrison TT by SD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs George Sosa 15-11-1
Feb 17, 2018 • Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against George SosaGG by TKO in Round 5 of 8
Loss vs Jarrett Hurd
Feb 25, 2017 • Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Tony HarrisonTT LOSES to Jarrett HurdJJ by TKO in Round 9 of 12
WIN vs Sergey Rabchenko 27-1-0
Jul 30, 2016 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Sergey RabchenkoSS LOSES to Tony HarrisonTT by TKO in Round 9 of 12
Win vs Fernando Guerrero 22-1-0
Mar 05, 2016 • Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Fernando GuerreroFF by TKO in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Cecil McCalla
Oct 31, 2015 • NRG Arena, Houston
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Cecil McCallaCC by UD in Round 10 of 10
Loss vs Willie Nelson
Jul 11, 2015 • USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida
Tony HarrisonTT LOSES to Willie NelsonWW by TKO in Round 9 of 10
Win vs Tyrone Brunson 22-3-1
Dec 20, 2014 • Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Tyrone BrunsonTT by TKO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Bronco McKart 56-10-1
May 30, 2014 • Cobo Center Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Bronco McKartBB by TKO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Grady Brewer 30-17-0
Feb 07, 2014 • Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Grady BrewerGG by TKO in Round 2 of 8
Win vs Donald Ward 6-2-0
Nov 27, 2013 • Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Donald WardDD by TKO in Round 2 of 8
Win vs Marcos Primera 20-27-2
Sep 13, 2013 • Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Marcos PrimeraMM by RTD in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Gilbert Alex Sanchez 2-2-0
Aug 03, 2013 • Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Gilbert Alex SanchezGG by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Ruben Galvan 27-23-4
May 10, 2013 • Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Ruben GalvanRR by KO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Thomas Amaro 2-0-0
Mar 07, 2013 • Motor City Casino, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Thomas AmaroTT by KO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Daniel Urbanski 21-11-3
Nov 10, 2012 • O2 World Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Daniel UrbanskiDD by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Marqus Jackson 2-6-0
Oct 12, 2012 • Sportplex, Taylor, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Marqus JacksonMM by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Calvin Odom 15-11-0
Jul 27, 2012 • Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Calvin OdomCC by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Flavio Turelli 10-5-2
Jul 07, 2012 • Stade de Suisse, Berne, Switzerland
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Flavio TurelliFF by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Ishwar Amador 11-9-0
May 11, 2012 • Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Ishwar AmadorII by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Alfred Hall 3-2-2
Mar 10, 2012 • Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Alfred HallAA by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Harun Akcabelen 10-4-1
Mar 03, 2012 • ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Harun AkcabelenHH by KO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Dorian Hatcher 0-0-0
Oct 06, 2011 • Motor City Casino, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Dorian HatcherDD by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Aloric Carson 0-0-0
Jul 30, 2011 • U.S. Steel Yard, Gary, Indiana, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Aloric CarsonAA by RTD in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Tony Hervey 0-2-0
Jul 15, 2011 • Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Tony HerveyTT by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Uwe Tritschler 3-4-1
Jul 02, 2011 • Imtech-Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Tony HarrisonTT WINS against Uwe TritschlerUU by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Tony Harrison Bio
Tony “Superbad” Harrison is determined to put Detroit back on the boxing map. One of the last protégés of late Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, Harrison is striving to reach the top of the 154-pound division.
Born with a boxing pedigree
Harrison was born with boxing in his blood. His grandfather Henry Hank won 62 fights during a 19-year pro career, and father Ali Salaam competed professionally at 147 pounds.
Although trained by his father, it was Harrison’s mother who steered him toward boxing after he was suspended from school repeatedly for fighting.
“My dad didn’t want me to box, but my mom got tired of seeing me get suspended,” Harrison said. “She told my dad to put me in the gym.”
Training under the tutelage of both his father and Steward, Harrison thrived as an amateur, compiling a record of 75-12, winning two Michigan Golden Gloves titles and reaching the semifinals of the National Golden Gloves tournament.
Strong out of the gate
Harrison, the second youngest of eight children, turned pro in 2011 on Steward’s advice instead of trying to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.
He made his professional debut in July 2011, gaining a first-round technical knockout of Uwe Tritschler in Hamburg, Germany.
Harrison stopped his first eight opponents, including five in the first round. He then won unanimous decisions in 2012 over veterans Calvin Odom and Daniel Urbanski to increase his profile.
With Steward also training heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, Harrison fought in Europe on the same card as Klitschko four times, including three in 2012 alone, before Steward passed away in October 2012.
Continuing Steward’s legacy
It was Steward who gave Harrison the nickname “Superbad,” adopting it from former 160-pound Detroit-based fighter Bernard Mays, who died in 1994 at the age of 33.
Under the guidance of his father, Harrison stopped all five of his opponents in 2013, setting up a clash with veteran Grady Brewer, who won the second season of boxing reality show The Contender.
Fighting at the Masonic Temple in Detroit in February 2014, Harrison gained a second-round TKO of Brewer. He wrapped up the year with first-round stoppages of both former world champion Bronco McKart and Tyrone Brunson.
The 6-foot-1 Harrison opened 2015 by stopping Antwone Smith in the second round in Las Vegas in February in the main event on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
He then gained his 10th consecutive stoppage in April, scoring a third-round TKO of Mexican southpaw Pablo Manguia at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut in another headlining bout on ESPN.