Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Undefeated welterweight boxer Dusty Hernandez-Harrison was arrested Wednesday night in Southeast D.C., on gun chargers according to ABC 7 in Washington. Per the police report, the arrest occurred in front of 2404 Elvans Road Southeast at around 9:30PM.
The 22-year-old Harrison was arrested for carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammunition, possession of an unregistered fireman, and resisting arrest.
A fan favorite in D.C., Harrison (30-0-1, 16KO’s), who currently holds the USBA welterweight title, was due to face Said Ouali on March 25th at the University of the District of Columbia Physical Activities Center. That card is being put together by GQ Promotions.
Harrison is promoted by Roc Nation Sports and was arraigned Thursday.
He was being held overnight for a preliminary hearing set for Friday.
JMB reached out to Roc Nation Sports and have yet to hear from them, however JMB was able to reach out to Dusty’s father Buddy — his former trainer and manager.
“Dusty is still my hero,” Buddy Harrison said exclusively to JMB. “I know it looks as though he is done, but all this could actually turn out to be a blessing. He could very well turn this episode into a valuable lesson. Even, though, this did not happen under my watch and would never occurred if I was still his coach, I would still like to apologize to everyone.”
Harrison and his father split in 2016 and by all accounts the relationship between son and father — both personal and professional — are still going through a rough patch.
“I felt like my personal life was interfering with boxing,” he said at the time. “When you have your dad in your corner, it’s always family. At the end of the day I’m a fighter. It’s what I do. It’s my job. So I can’t let my personal life interfere with boxing.”
Harrison scored a win his last time out in the ring back in September.
His father believes people should not be so quick to write off his son.
“I am embarrassed and I am sorry to disappoint so many,” the elder Harrison said. “Let’s see what Dusty decides to do before we write him off. He is only 22 and has so much time to make a difference. I am praying for him now more than ever,” he added.
A highly decorated amateur, Harrison turned pro in 2011 and won the then vacant USA Delaware State title when he scored a TKO over Kelly Wright in 2013.
He would go to defeated Josh Torres for the vacant WBC Youth Silver welterweight title nine months later. His only blemish on his record was a highly contested and controversial and disputed draw against Mike Dallas in 2016.