Julian Williams was businesslike in his dismantling of Marcello Matano on Saturday night, but things got more personal after the Philadelphia native earned his first shot at a world title.
Let’s talk about knockout power for a minute. Tony Harrison has shown it at 78 percent clip in his 23 fights. Fernando Guerrero has put ’em to sleep in 65 percent of his 31 tilts. Guerrero also has been stopped three times, though, and Harrison has once.
For the better part of nine rounds, Tony Harrison was buttery footwork and stinging jabs. He circled Willie Nelson around the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, breaking down the taller, more experienced fighter with precision and a brainy acumen that undersold the sheer, raw power Harrison had at his disposal.
Fernando Guerrero has been close to the top of the mountain in the 160-pound division, but the climb has taken a toll on the onetime title challenger.
Golden Gloves runner-up and unbeaten professional Jamal James (17-0, 9 KOs) will take on Dominican heavy hitter Juan Carlos Abreu (18-1-1, 17 KOs) in a battle of 147-pounders in the main event on tonight’s Bounce TV card from Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida.
The mental game is every bit as important as the physical work that happens in the ring, and Fernando Guerrero (27-3-0, 19 KOs) knows it. It’s a lesson that will play out for him Friday when he takes on Caleb Truax (25-2-2, 15 KOs) at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Bounce TV from Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida.
Caleb Truax is looking to rebound after being knocked out for the first time in his career. Fernando Guerrero is hoping to gain some traction after splitting his last four fights.