Highly-regarded, teenage welterweight phenom Dusty Harrison (2-0) of Washington, DC will make his local professional debut on the Jimmy Lange Boxing card coming to the Patriot Center on Saturday, September 10.
A rising senior at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD, Harrison, who turned 17 on May 21, will face debuting Josh Rupard of Washington, DC in a four-round contest.
Beltway boxing fans have watched the maturation of the young fighter during a successful amateur career consisting of more than 200 bouts resulting in countless accolades and awards. Touted as the youngest pro boxer in America, he is trained and advised by his father, Buddy Harrison, who runs Old School Boxing (Temple Hills, MD).
Harrison made his successful pro debut on June 11 against Alphonso Alexander and followed it up on July 30 with a win against Trenton Titsworth. Both bouts came on cards held in Mississippi.
In the evening’s Main Event, hometown fan favorite and former star of the boxing reality TV show The Contender Jimmy Lange (Great Falls, VA) will fight for a world title, taking on Raul “El Toro” Munoz (Topeka, KS) for the World Boxing Union (WBU) 154-lb Championship.
The card will also feature Lange’s Contender teammate Jonathan “Reid Dawg” Reid facing George “Wartime” Rivera in the co-Main Event plus another Contender participant (Season 2) Michael “No Joke” Stewart. Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (Fairfax) will battle former world champion Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken (Washington, DC), while Zain Shah (Chantilly), Lawrence Jones (Reston) and Scott Sigmon (Lynchburg) will also be showcased.
Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charges), can be bought through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and 410-547-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first fight scheduled to begin promptly at 7:00 pm. All bouts are subject to change. Jackie “First Lady of Boxing” Kallen serves as promoter with matchmaking duties handled by J.D. Brown.