Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Results From The Team Russell Amateur Show!


55 lb Group
Asad Demus (Lyfestyle) defeated Rashad Harris (Tony's Boxing)

85-90 lb Group
Deric Graves (Lyfestyle) defeated Joshua Briggs (Oxon Hill)

Quincy Williams (Lyfestyle *TGR) defeated Muhammad Means (Philly, PA) 

91 lb Group
Ragahleak Bartee (Lyfestyle *TGR) defeated Kantavias Slay (*TGR)

115 lb Group
Anthony Pullen (Oxon Hill) defeated Malakai Korama (Sugar Ray Leonard)

132 lb Group
Gabriel Gerena (New Jersey) defeated Dontea Smith (Oxon Hill)

Giancarlo Cintron (Philly, PA) defeated Trevon Bush (Sugar Ray Leonard)

135 lb Group
Joseph Williams (Hard Training) defeated Jo'l Lee (Nomis)

200 lb Group
Tigra Coleman (Tony's) defeated Sanchez Gustavo (Tony's Fitness)

Super Heavyweights
Nate Copeland (D-Block) defeated Ralph Alexander (Sugar Ray Leonard) First round stoppage (RSC) Referee Stops Contest

Ragahleak Bartee received the autographed belt 
signed by the Russell sons that represented 
"The Outstanding Fighter Of The Show"

(* Team Gary Russell)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison Wins The USBA Welterweight Championship Title!

It was a hard fought 10-round battle between Thomas LaManna and Dusty Hernandez-Harrison for the USBA Welterweight title. 

LaManna set the pace early by winning rounds one and two until Harrison took rounds three and four. It was the last half of the fight where the best action took place. LaManna and Harrison landed blow for blow solid shots on each with Harrison closing the rounds strong. 

It was Harrison finishing the rounds strong that convinced the judges that he was the most dominating fighter of the night with the scores of  98-92, 97-93 twice all for Dusty Hernandez-Harrison giving him the unanimous decision win. This is the biggest win and new beginning of Harrison's career. 

Harrison wins the USBA Welterweight title and remains undefeated at 30-0-1, 16KO's while LaManna falls to 21-2, 9KO's.

Final Round

Two Young Fighters Go From Sparring To Competing For The Same Title!

Welterweights Dusty Hernandez-Harrison 146.8 lbs. and Thomas LaManna 146.1 lbs. will battle in a scheduled 10-round bout for the vacant USBA Welterweight title tonight, Sept. 15, in a highly anticipated showdown at the 2300 Arena. The card is promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions & GH3 Promotions and will be a live broadcast on the CBS Sports Network starting at 10pm ET.

Harrison and LaManna put in a few sparring rounds with each other in 2014, but had no clue that their careers would meet up this way. Both fighters only had one true test in their careers. 

Hernandez-Harrison, 22, of Washington, DC, is 29-0-1, (16 K0s). Harrison's best competition was just a few months ago on May 13, 2016 when Mike Dallas came up from the Jr Welterweight division to fight Harrison to controversial split decision draw. 

LaManna, 24, of Millville, NJ, has a record of 21-1, 9 K0s. He has been fighting regularly since turning pro in 2011. LaManna lost his only bout when he took a risk by moving up in weight to fight Antoine Douglas on March 13, 2015. 

Harrison: "This is a big opportunity for both of us. The winner will get a Top 15 world ranking by the IBF and that’s what this is about. I have known Thomas for a long time, but that all goes out the window when we step into the ring."

LaManna: "I’ve been looking forward to this fight for a long time. Our careers have run parallel. Dusty will bring plenty of fans to support him that night and the same goes for me. It’s an intriguing match for both of us and it’s in a natural setting where it belongs."