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On November 2, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will take his unbeaten record to the hollowed grounds of Madison Square Garden and compete for the WBC Youth Welterweight World Championship. His opponent will be Josh Torres, (12-2, 5 KO’s). Torres is believed to be the best fighter that Hernandez-Harrison has faced in his short pro career. Torres is riding a 5 fight win streak and is considered the best welterweight in the state of New Mexico.
“Fighting in Madison Square Garden is a dream come true. I have a lot of family in New York and it will be great to fight in front of them. DC is my home and I really appreciate that the DC fans are making the trip to New York to support me”, says Hernandez-Harrison. For information on the bus trip to New York for the fight, call 202-331-3900. All-In Entertainment CEO, Jeff Fried is confident in his fighter. “This is for a World Championship and we believe Dusty is ready for this opportunity, both physically and emotionally. Opponents are well prepared when they step in the ring with Dusty. What separates superstars from others is their preparation and mental toughness and Dusty continues his development in reaching an elite level in both of those areas.”
Hernandez-Harrison, 17-0 is not sneaking up on Torres. “I know he had an amazing amateur record…..but the kid is skilled and it should be a great fight. I am blessed to be on this under card, at MSG on HBO…really excited for this; it should be a great fight for fans.” Dusty is trained by his father Buddy and he is pleased with his son’s preparation. “Dusty is training like a World Champion. He understands that this guy is coming to win and take home the Green Belt and we are preparing for a tough fight…no question about it.”
For Fried, he is preparing Dusty for life as well as promoting his fights. “Dusty sits in diverse business meetings with me, clients and partners. Principally for his exposure to different business settings and consistent with our goals of nurturing Dusty’s development in and out of the ring.” Dusty is currently ranked # 40 by the WBC, will be fighting his 4th fight in the past 7 months. This pace gives the 19 year old the chance to stay sharp and learn with each fight. Please subscribe and follow Dusty and the other young pros fighting out of the DMV.