PBC on FOX present will as soon as once more go head-to-head with larger exhibits on April 17, when former junior middleweight titleholder Tony Harrison returns to tackle Bryant Perrella in the principle occasion.
April 17 can even have the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren pay-per-view from Triller Battle Membership, in addition to the Demetrius Andrade vs Liam Williams card on DAZN.
The 30-year-old Harrison (28-3, 21 KO) hasn’t fought since Dec. 2019, when he misplaced the WBC 154-pound title in a rematch with Jermell Charlo, a 12 months after having scored a controversial choice over Charlo in Brooklyn.
Harrison has additionally skilled loss exterior the ring within the time since his final battle.
“Because of the pandemic, we’ve misplaced lots of people over the past 12 months, together with my father Ali Salaam, and I’m dedicating this battle and the remainder of my profession to him,” stated Harrison. “My father was all the time there in my nook, and I’ll proceed with him proper by my facet spiritually. However my brother L.J. is my head coach now and we’re working arduous to organize for a tricky fighter in Perrella.
“I’m coming off the longest layoff of my profession, so I’m simply excited to get again in motion. The realest fighter within the sport is coming again and I’m glad we’re going to be bringing this battle to everybody. This battle will probably be fireworks and I’ll be looking for every time it’s execution time. After I see the chance, I’ll knock his head off and put it on my mantle.”
Perrella (17-3, 14 KO) will probably be developing from welterweight, having final fought in Feb. 2020, a dramatic and in addition controversial actually final second stoppage loss to Abel Ramos in a battle Perrella was profitable on the playing cards. The 32-year-old Perrella has the body to battle at 154 (and even 160, perhaps), however he’s come up brief in his greatest matchups, and has by no means fairly damaged by means of.
“I’ve made massive modifications in my sport and they’re going to replicate a more adept fighter after I step in in opposition to Tony Harrison,” stated Perrella. “I don’t care about standing or resume heading into this battle. I’m coming to do what I do greatest, and that’s dominate. I can’t wait to get in there and carry out.”
Junior welterweight prospect Omar Juarez (10-0, 5 KO) can even return to face Jessie Roman (22-4, 11 KO), and 18-year-old welterweight Vito Mielnicki Jr (8-0, 5 KO) will probably be in motion as properly.