The long hours of training are being put in, a sense of urgency to be successful, and the competitive drive to get back into the discussion for a title fight, have one Detroit boxer fully locked in for his next test in the ring.
Junior Middleweight boxer, Tony “Superbad” Harrison (26-2, 21 KO) has been all business, as he prepares for his next fight with Ishe Smith (29-9, 12 KO) on the Premier Boxing Champions May 11 in Las Vegas. The bout will headline a boxing card that will be televised on USA and Bounce Network.
Currently, the junior middleweight division is crowded with talented fighters and Harrison recognizes just how meaningful his upcoming bout is to his career moving forward.
“This fight is important on multiple levels,” Harrison said. “To be able to have it on my resume that I defeated a former world champion, that is something that no one would be able to take away from me.”
As Harrison, works to put himself back in a position to challenge for a title, he must first pass his next test against Smith. He is aware that Smith’s resume includes battles with Erislandy Lara, the “Miracle Man” Daniel Jacobs and Vanes Martirosryan.
Smith (29-9, 12 KO) turns 40 in July and lost his last fight, a tough fought decision against up and coming Julian “J Roc” Williams. The veteran fighter didn’t look like he had lost any of his skills and Smith still boasts on his resume, that he hasn’t been stopped in any of his career 38 career bouts.
Meanwhile, Harrison is putting an extra emphasis on his cardio training, as he is well aware that Smith has never been knocked out.
“I’m taking everything one day at a time,” Harrison said. “I’m preparing myself to be in shape, the fighting part is the easy part. My brother and my strength and conditioning coaches, have pushed things above and beyond to a whole new level, with my conditioning for this fight.”
Another Detroit boxer, Cornelius “K9” Bundrage has stopped by Harrison’s camp during sparring sessions to provide some insight and assist with Harrison’s blueprint for his battle with Smith.
Harrison explained that Bundrage has made a couple visits during his sparring sessions to provide some helpful tips.The show’s co-feature will be a cruiserweight battle between prospect Andrew Tabiti (15-0, 12 KO) and veteran Lateef Kayode (21-2, 16 KO).netostage.com/post/tony-harrison-ready-for-his-next-test
Harrison explained that Bundrage has made a couple visits during his sparring sessions to provide some helpful tips.
The show’s co-feature will be a cruiserweight battle between prospect Andrew Tabiti (15-0, 12 KO) and veteran Lateef Kayode (21-2, 16 KO).