Dusty Harrison is Now Off RNS Card on HBO Latino

By Francisco Salazar

Welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison is off the Roc Nation card tomorrow night, the unbeaten fighter told late Friday morning.

Hernandez-Harrison was scheduled to fight on the HBO Latino telecast, which will air from the Osceola Heritage Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

Hernandez-Harrison, who is only 21 years of age and has a record of 28-0, 15 KOs, was originally scheduled to fight Steve Claggett, but the fighter from Canada withdrew from the fight due to alleged visa issues.

According to Hernandez-Harrison, Roc Nation found two opponents: Santos Benavidez and Samuel Amoako. However, HBO reportedly turned those two opponents down.

Hernandez-Harrison, who resides in Washington, D.C., is signed with Roc Nation and recently signed an endorsement deal with Fila. He has fought four times in 2015 and recently fought on ESPN2 and Fox Sports 1 telecasts.

With Hernandez-Harrison off the card, HBO Latino will now air only two fights. In the main event, featherweight Wilfredo Vazquez (24-5-1, 19 KOs) will fight Rafael Rivera (20-0-2, 14 KOs). Light heavyweight Alexander Brand (24-1, 19 KOs) faces Medzhid Bektemirov (16-0, 12 KOs).

Both fights are scheduled for 10 rounds.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 12-04-2015

The 2nd guy from Panama was trying a comeback after not fighting in. 15 matchmaking...Harrison is only average but desetves better than he got...

Comment by bigdunny1 on 12-04-2015

And it wasnt a 75/25 split in their favor. Cotto pocketed money out of roc nations end. Because the dumb contract they gave him and all these bonuses reportedly over 5mil signing bonus alone that's why cotto got 15 mil.…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 12-04-2015

Ward got himself the HBO deal so did cotto. Both were fighting on HBO before their roc deal. Ward is HBO family who is hired to call fights. Cotto has fought the majority of his career on HBO and won…

Comment by MC Hammer on 12-04-2015

Roc Nation has gotten Ward a deal with HBO, 900K in PPV at 75-25 split their favor, and this guy dusty, that I don't know, has a shoe deal. Can't be all that bad of a promoter when some of…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 12-04-2015

Cotto has been promoting basically by himself all year. Roc Nation has done nothing. And you can add the WBC drama the week of the fight. Any other major promotion company finds a way to handle that so their fighter…

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