DUSTY HARRISON RETURNS AUGUST 25
By Michael Walters
PRESS RELEASE: Keystone Boxing Promotions is putting on another card in D.C. this Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Washington D.C. Convention Center. Once again, headlining the card will be teen-age sensation Dusty "The Beltway Boricua" Hernandez-Harrison (7-0 4 KO's). In addition to Hernandez-Harrison in the main event, there are seven more bouts slated for the card.
Hernandez-Harrison, 18, who has won all of his fights in the District of Columbia by knockout, will be taking on Marqus Jackson (2-5 2 KO's) in a scheduled six round welterweight bout. Although Jackson sports a losing record, all of his losses but one have come on the road against undefeated fighters.
During the past year Hernandez-Harrison has become a big draw, selling out or nearly selling out every fight he's been a part of with Keystone.
The generous Hernandez-Harrison will be donating his entire purse from the fight to the family of D.C. area heavyweight Abodunrin "Big Bo" Akinyanju, who tragically died in a car wreck last week.
Hernandez-Harrison is slated to fight three more times this year on Keystone Promotion cards. If all goes as planned for the Southeast D.C. native, he will be 11-0 by year's end and should be looking to step up the competition level come next year.
In the co-feature bout, light heavyweight Phillip Jackson Benson (7-1 6 KO's) of Brooklyn will be taking on Anthony Pietrantonio (3-9 2 KO's). Benson will be looking to score his fifth knockout in as many fights.
Also on the card is former D.C. amateur standout welterweight Harold Parker (2-0 2 KO's), who will be looking to get his third knockout in a row since turning pro in May of this year. Parker will be taking on Richard Andrews (3-2-3 1 KO) in a scheduled four round bout.
Parker's brother Joshua Parker will be making his pro debut in the lightweight division when he takes on Jason Meeks (0-1).
Also seeing action on the card will be:
Walter McCarty (1-1-1 1 KO) vs. Josh Rupard (2-0 2 KO's) -- 4 rounds middleweight
Robert Farad Price (1-0) vs. Issa Coulibaly (0-1) -- 4 rounds middleweight
Reinaldo Gaines (2-0) vs. David Warren Huffman (0-7) -- 4 rounds featherweight
Greg Newby (debut) vs. Gavin Hume (debut) -- 4 rounds light heavyweight