Former junior middleweight titlist Tony Harrison is about to return Saturday night time on FOX, going through Bryant Perrella in a battle each should win in the event that they need to keep gamers in a crowded and aggressive division.
The 30-year-old Harrison (28-3, 21 KO) hasn’t fought since his Dec. 2019 loss to Jermell Charlo, however the 32-year-old Perrella (17-3, 14 KO) has additionally been out of motion since a Feb. 2020 loss to Abel Ramos, so Harrison isn’t fearful about rust being a giant issue.
“I’m probably not involved about ring rust, however it might take a pair rounds to get acclimated and get into it,” stated Harrison. “It’s a battle, this isn’t cheerleading. You simply have to have the ability to adapt to the surroundings within the ring. He’s coming off an extended layoff too, although. I believe I even have the sting heading into this battle.”
Perrella is now coaching beneath Roy Jones Jr, and is assured he’s discovered sufficient and made sufficient tweaks to drag what can be a strong upset this weekend. Harrison is favored for a motive, however under no circumstances taking Perrella calmly.
Watch Harrison vs Perrella
Date: Saturday, April 17 | Begin Time: 8:00 pm ET
Location: Shrine Auditorium and Expo Corridor – Los Angeles, CA
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“I don’t actually know that a lot about Perrella, simply that he’s a southpaw,” stated Harrison. “I do know that he’s gotten some knockouts. Nevertheless it’s principally about how I’m going to maneuver and step on battle night time after I’m going up in opposition to a lefty. Like anybody on this stage, I anticipate Perrella to return in there and do his finest to compete with me. He’s no tune-up battle. I’m treating this battle like I’m 0–0 and this battle is for all the pieces.
“I’m at all times trying to make a press release, however I’m not dashing into it and making errors that’ll price me,” he added. “I positively need to win by knockout, however you’re by no means going to make all people pleased. I’m simply trying to go in there and do what I understand how to do. Profitable is the most important factor to me. I simply have to stroll away with the win.”