On a Saturday night in July, one second wiped out the 1,500 or so that preceded it. All it took was a well-placed right hand, a fist that doubled as an eraser, which didn’t stop time so much as negate it, cleaning the slate in a flash of leather.
Both Tony Harrison and Willie Nelson did plenty of jawing at each other in the lead up to their fight on Saturday at Tampa’s USF Sun Dome. But in the end, it was Nelson’s right hand that spoke the loudest.
Three fights, five rounds: It may take you longer to read about Tony Harrison’s Greatest Hits than it took him to actually complete them.
When Tony Harrison was 16 years old, he walked into a standoff in his living room. His family was dug in to prevent being evicted from their home on Detroit’s west side.
Unbeaten prospect Tony Harrison earned a place in the heart of late trainer Emanuel Steward, who used Detroit’s famed Kronk Gym to mold boxers such as Thomas Hearns into champions.