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Putting On For Detroit!

December 24, 2018

BY Minyetta Bailey

New York, New York -

Tony Harrison withstood a late surge by Jermell Charlo to take the WBC super welterweight title Saturday night in a unanimous decision that drew heavy boos from the crowd at Barclays Center.
When the verdict was announced, Harrison, a Detroit native, leaped around the ring in celebration while Charlo stood in disbelief. Both fighters missed dozens of punches, but they also landed some sharp ones through the 12 rounds. The AP had it 115-113 for Charlo, Charlo connected with more efficiency, and he staggered Harrison toward the end of the fight. But it was Harrison who was standing with the belt at the end.