(21-1,9KOs)Thomas Lamanna vs Dusty Harrison (21-0-1,16KOs) full fight, result, recap, replay – September 15,2016.
Welterweights Dusty Hernandez-Harrison and Thomas ‘Cornflake’ Lamanna will square off on September 16, promoter Debra Lamanna told Boxingscene.com Wednesday evening.
The 10 round bout will take place at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. The vacant USBA welterweight title will be on the line.
Boxing Recap Result
Harrison defeats LaManna, In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, DC’s Dusty Harrison, (30-0-1, 16 KOs), won the vacant USBA welterweight title by unanimous 10-round decision over Thomas LaManna, (21-2, 9 KOs), of Millville, NJ. It was a hard-fought, grueling fight, but Harrison’s strength seemed to be the difference. The scores were 98-92 twice and 97-93, all for Harrison.
Rising Star Promotions, which represents Lamanna, will promote the card. Hernandez-Harrison is promoted by Roc Nation.
The bout features two young fighters from the East Coast who know each other well, having sparred on occasion over the last couple of years. Hernandez-Harrison is 22 years of age, while LaManna is 24.
Hernandez-Harrison (29-0-1, 16 KOs) has built a significant following in the Washington, D.C. area, where he resides.
In his last bout on May 13, he fought to a 10 round split decision draw against Mike Dallas, a fight some media and fans thought Dallas did enough to win.
“As long as you learn and move forward, that’s the most important thing,” Hernandez-Harrison told Boxingscene.com on Wednesday.
Hernandez-Harrison, who was used for sparring earlier this year by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in preparation of the Amir Khan fight, made his pro debut three weeks after his 17th birthday.
Lamanna (21-1, 9 KOs) resides in nearby Millville and figures to have a partisan crowd in his favor on September 16.
In his last bout on July 22, Lamanna stopped Engleberto Valenzuela in the first round in Atlantic City.
Lamanna has won his last five bouts since his only loss suffered at the hands of Antoine Douglas in March of last year.
As compelling as the fight is between Hernandez-Harrison and Lamanna, the fight card will reportedly not be televised. Promoter Debra Lamanna advised Boxingscene an announcement will be made shortly on the rest of the card.
UNDER CARD RESULT
Heavyweights Ray Edwards, (12-0-1, 7 KOs), and Dan Pasciola, (8-2-1), lumbered through the entire six rounds of their semi-wind up bout. When it was over, Cincinnati’s Edwards won the unanimous decision over Pasciola, of Brick, NJ. The official scores were 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56.
In a junior welterweight bout, Chicago’s Kenneth Sims, Jr., (8-0, 2 KOs), pitched a six-round shutout over veteran Gilbert Venegas, (14-25-5, 8 KOs). Sims clearly won every round, but his tough opponent from East Moline, IL hung in there, looking to counter the prospect. Venegas caught Sims a few times, but never had him in any trouble. All three official scores were 60-54 in favor of Sims.
In a scheduled 6-round lightweight bout, 17 year old phenom, Devin Haney, Las Vegas, improved to (10-0, 6 KOs), with a fifth round stoppage of Milwaukee’s Mike Fowler, (5-3, 2 KOs). Haney dominated the action. There were no knockdowns, but Fowler was hurt several times. Finally, at 1:19 of round five, referee Gary Rosato stopped the fight.