Tony Harrison vs Jermell Charlo 2 is cancelled!
3kingsboxing has just learned some unfortunate late breaking news. Apparently, the highly anticipated June 23 rematch between WBC super welterweight world champion Tony “Super Bad” Harrison (28-2, 21 KO’s) and Jermall “Iron Man” Charlo (31-1, 15 KO’s) has been canceled.
The cancellation falls on Team Harrison as he has suffered an injury while training.
The two talented fighters first collided on December 22, 2018 at the always exciting Brooklyn Barclays Center. After twelve rounds of extremely competitive action, Charlo lost a close but unanimous decision (113-115 twice, 112-116).
The bout was Charlo’s fourth defense of his WBC super welterweight title since capturing the vacant strap over John Jackson on June 21, 2016. Well before they locked horns in their initial match, there was a great deal of bad blood between the two men. The narrow decision outcome has only served to fuel their mutual animosity.
To let Charlo tell it, he felt that Harrison did far too much running to take the belt from the champion. He also mentions right after the scorecards where announced, the new champion approached him and whispered to him that he felt the Houston native really won. To this, the Detroit native vehemently denied the claim.
Harrison is adamant he executed boxing perfection, and was the epitome of “hitting and not being hit.” Not only were the fighters bitterly divided on the outcome, so to were those who witnessed the intriguing match-up. This is largely why the rematch was so eagerly anticipated, both the fighters and fans craved a definitive outcome.
While the main event has been scrapped, the June 23 FOX card will proceed as planned.
Stay tuned to 3kingsboxing for an update on who will take over the main event spot on the card!
By: Bakari Simpson