Former super welterweight world champion Tony “Superbad” Harrison and hard-hitting southpaw Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella fought to a split-draw in the 12-round main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday night from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. (photos by Sean Michael Ham)
The tactical showdown saw both Harrison (28-3-1, 21 KOs) and Perrella (17-3-1, 14 KOs) have strong moments early. Harrison found a place for his right hand in the second round, connecting with multiple power shots that created a welt under Perrella’s left eye. Perrella bounced back strongly in round three with a flurry of activity and accurate combinations that appeared to hinder Harrison’s aggressiveness.
While Harrison had success with a consistent jab, Perrella was just as consistent countering with his right hands and never allowing his hard-hitting opponent to put him in danger. Moving up in weight and debuting with new trainer Roy Jones Jr., Perrella was able to finish the fight strong after losing his previous outing by being stopped in the final moments of the last round.