Detroit boxer Tony Harrison fights to draw in main-event fight vs. Bryant Perrella


After a 16-month layoff, Detroit boxer Tony Harrison fought for a tie at the main Fox PBC Fight Night event against American southpaw Bryant Perrella at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

Harrison (28-3-1) and Perrella (17-3-1) had a judge award the bout convincingly, but the super welterweight bout ended in a draw with a 114-114 referee draw.

Although Perrella had a huge advantage on thrown (396-171) and landed (118-78) strokes, Harrison’s offensive efficiency and ability to stop Perrella’s runs kept the fight close.

Harrison stayed in the whole time, picking his spots and landing clean shots that didn’t seem to damage Perrella too much, but that earned points on the judges’ scorecards and kept his opponent from taking their own strong swing.

Perrella’s southpaw attack made life difficult for Harrison, who had made it public before the fight that he had left-wing issues. Although former 154-pound champ Harrison was able to push his opponent in the direction of the ropes for much of the earlier rounds, he was unable to take advantage of the inside position and did not put together any combinations of consequences.


Dusty Kennedy