Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will get a chance to prove he is not just another hot prospect when the 20-year-old highlights Roc Nation Sports first event Friday night as the main event at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York when he tangles with Tommy Rainone over a slated 10-rounds.
Harrison (24-0, 13 Ko’s) was recently inked as the first fighter to sign with Roc Nation Sports after being handled by Jeff Fried’s All-Inn Entertainment Company.
According to sources entrenched in the DMV boxing scene, Fried was bought out and was looking to stay on or at least get a percentage of Dusty’s earnings, but that didn’t happen. There were also reports that Dusty’s father Buddy and Fried did not see eye to eye. Neither one was available for comment.
Rainone (22-5-1, 4 Ko’s) might be 35-years-old but he is a tough durable boxer and will most likely prove to be of Harrison’s stiffest test thus far. He has never been stopped and is 5-0-1 in his last 6 bouts.
The last time out he dispatched Carl McKnickles for the vacant USBO welterweight title in November. Friday’s test against Harrison will be for the vacant WBC Continental Americas welterweight title.
Harrison needs to come out and make quick work of Rainone and end this one early. If he let’s Rainone hang around it could be interesting. He is crafty and will be able to give Harrison some rounds because he has been around for awhile, but Harrison should not take him lightly.