Pound for pound, there are few fighters who bring excitement like former Junior Welterweight World Champion "Vicious" Vivian Harris.
Now eager to make another run at the top of the division, Harris has teamed up with a new promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, to help take him there.
"Vivian Harris has always been a great fighter to watch, simply because of the excitement he brings to the ring," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions.
"He is without a doubt one of the premier junior welterweights in the world and now it's time to remind the boxing world of that fact. We will do our job to put Vivian in big fights that will have the fight fans cheering."
"I'd like to thank Oscar and the team at Golden Boy Promotions for the faith they are showing me," said Harris. "I've been in this game a long time, but I'm not done reaching my boxing goals yet.
"People know what I can do when I'm on and I feel better physically and mentally than I ever have. Expect fireworks from me each time I'm in the ring from now on."
A native of Georgetown, Guyana who moved to Brooklyn, New York as a teenager, Vivian Harris (29-3-1, 19 KO's) quickly made his mark on the Big Apple boxing scene for his exciting style and punching power.
After winning 21 of his first 23 professional bouts with the only blemishes being a controversial draw with Ivan Robinson and a decision loss to Ray Oliveira, Harris won the WBA Super Lightweight title with a second round knockout of Diosbelys Hurtado on October 19, 2002.
Harris defended his title three times before losing it to Carlos Maussa in June of 2005, but he has since bounced back with wins in four of his last five fights, including victories over Stevie Johnston and Juan Lazcano. In his most recent bout on October 29, 2008, Harris stopped Octavio Narvaez in six rounds.
A date and opponent for Harris' first bout with Golden Boy Promotions will be announced shortly.