Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, who is fighting November 1 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, was formally recognized in a Washington, D.C. ceremony with a “2014 Recognition Resolution” by the Council of the District of Columbia. By unanimous vote, the Council of the District of Columbia congratulated Hernandez-Harrison on his many accomplishments as a professional boxer, his current WBC Youth Welterweight World Champion title and his contributions to the residents of Washington, D.C. and its communities both in and out of the ring.
Following background and introductions by Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Hernandez-Harrison said, “It’s an honor to receive recognition from a City that I love so much.”
The Recognition by the D.C. Council kicks off a week highlighting the highly anticipated return of Hernandez-Harrison, 20, to his hometown. Hernandez-Harrison is 23-0 (12 KOs) faces veteran Michael Clark (44-11-1, 18KO) of Columbus, OH in the ten round Main Event of the November 1 Hometown Takeover card. Also featured on the card are Jarrett Hurd who is facing Terry Cade of Aiken, SD in a 6-round junior middleweight match and Larry Recio, who will take on Roberto Lopez of Vineland, NJ in a 6-round junior middleweight bout.
The Hometown Takeover Weigh In will be held on Friday, October 31 at 3:00pm at TKO Burger in Northeast D.C. The weigh in is open to the public. Main event fighters, Hernandez-Harrison and Clark, will step on the scales at 4:00pm and the stacked undercard of D.C., Maryland and Virginia fighters will face off with their opponents in front of the media and fans starting at 3:30pm.
Tickets to Hometown Takeover are available through TicketMaster, at the DAR Constitution Hall Box Office on November 1 starting at noon or by calling (202)331-3902.
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison to face Michael Clark at DAR Constitution Hall
All In Entertainment presents live Professional Boxing on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from the historic DAR Constitution Hall, featuring the very best talent from the Washington, D.C. region.
The Main Event features the long awaited return home of Washington, D.C.’s own undefeated WBC Youth Welterweight Champion, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (23-0, 12 KOs), as he takes on veteran Michael Clark of Columbus, OH (44-11-1, 18 KOs). Clark has challenged for World Championships, faced world ranked contenders throughout his career and is believed to be the type of challenge needed for Hernandez-Harrison’s career heading towards superstardom.
Eager to return to the ring following an injury to his ankle, Hernandez-Harrison shared that, “This fight is big for me. I’ve been working even harder at camp because I want a strong come back. It will be great to fight in front of my fans here in D.C. They haven’t seen me fight at home in almost a year and a half so my Dad and I are excited for the huge turnout against a really tough opponent like Clark.”
Hernandez-Harrison’s father and trainer, Buddy Harrison, said “Dusty’s been going hard in the gym. We’ve been really demanding of him at training camp and he’s going against some top-notch sparring partners.” In preparation for the match up against Clark, the elder Harrison explained that “He’s tough, no question about it; but we’re ready and I know Dusty will be ready to put on a great show for his fans. We couldn’t be happier to be back in Washington, D.C.”
The semi-main event feature highlighted on the card is local prospect, Jarrett Hurd (12-0, 7 KOs), of Accokeek, MD. Hurd hopes to remain undefeated as he comes fresh off a 1st round TKO victory over Joshua Robertson. Hurd will face Terry Cade of Aiken, South Carolina. Also on the card will be Maryland’s own Mykal Fox facing Sean Lockhart, Marquel Johns who will face Jesus Gonzales and Emanuel Johnson who will fight against Patrick Chaffin. From D.C., heavyweight Dwayne McRae will battle Grover Young and Virginia prospect, Brandon Quarles, is set to take on Dennis Sharpe in his bout. Local rapper, Lightshow, is slated to make a special appearance at the event.
“Dusty is certainly excited to be fighting in Washington, D.C. after further developing his skills on a national level during the past 18 months,” said Jeff Fried of All In Entertainment. “We have always been about providing opportunities for our local athletes and this “Hometown Takeover” card is filled with top talent from the DMV, which is at its peak in developing World Champions. The fans will definitely be watching future World Champions on November 1 at Constitution Hall,” added Fried.
A main sponsor of the event and previous supporter of All In Entertainment is lifestyle and performance-wear company, Jordan Brand. Media powerhouse, RantSports, one of the largest growing sport blogging websites that covers breaking sports related news, is a highlight event sponsor and is set to enter professional boxing on November 1 with its coverage of the All In Entertainment promoted event.
Event tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices are $150 Ringside, $75 Preferred Reserved, $50 Reserved and $25 General Admission. For additional information please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call All In Entertainment at (202) 331-3902. For more information on this event, visit www.allinentertainment.com.