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Dusty is heading home to fight

Hernandez-Harrison connects with the right hand
Hernandez-Harrison connects with the right hand
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For the past 15 months, DC's welterweight contender Dusty Hernandez-Harrison has fought away from his beloved home town. On September 27, he will bring his considerable ring talents to DAR Constitution Hall to fight for the World Boxing Council Continental Americas championship against veteran Hector Munoz. Hernandez-Harrison is beyond excited to be fighting at home. "Knowing that I will be fighting in my home town for another belt has really given me extra motivation in training camp." Dusty, 23-0, 12 KOs, currently holds the WBC Youth Welterweight Championship.

Jeff Fried of All-In Entertainment, Dusty's promoter, is calling this event, "Hometown Takeover". "Dusty comes back to Washington, DC following an eight bout National tour that had him on both coasts and many cities in between. That ring education and development and Dusty's work ethic and training regimen, have prepared him for this championship bout in front of his hometown fans", says Fried. "I am so happy that my son will be fighting for a title in his hometown", says proud father and trainer, Buddy Harrison.

Munoz, 23-13-1, 15 KO s, will not be a walk over. The former WBC USNBC Champion is a seasoned veteran who has faced some of the very best fighters in the welterweight and super welterweight divisions. "We are in the gym everyday and we will be ready for a war", said Munoz. "I hope he does not run all night....let's give the fans what they want." Munoz, perhaps has not scouted Hernandez-Harrison. He he had, he would know that Dusty comes to fight every time out and that his trainer has to reign him in at times.

The evening will include a performance by DC's own Lightshow, an up and coming rapper who has been featured in magazines like Complex, XXL and The Source. Tickets go on sale on August 28 and will be available through Ticketmaster. DC boxing fans cannot remember a fight being held at the iconic Constitutional Hall. Leave it to All-In Entertainment to lead the way to new venues and to put their fighter on display in his "Hometown Takeover." Please subscribe and see if Dusty can continue to climb the latter to the throne.