Williams and Harrison Talk Future Bout
At the moment, the super welterweight division is stuffed to the gills with top-tier talent. There is a bevy of potential match-ups. One would-be mouth-watering dust-up would pit WBA, IBF and IBO super welterweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams (27-1-1, 16 KO’s) against Tony “Super Bad” Harrison (28-3, 21 KO’s). In fact, recently this fight was very close to fruition.
Well that was until Harrison’s very competitive and entertaining rematch loss to Jermall “Iron Man” Charlo (33-1, 17 KO’s) on December 21. When Super Bad was stopped in the eleventh, round he lost not only the match, but the WBC super welterweight title.
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Had he retained his belt, there was an excellent chance that a unification bout with Williams would follow shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, when Harrison lost his belt, he also lost his place in line. Although, following a brief Twitter exchange, it’s clear that the fight is still very much on the mind of both boxers.
Being no stranger to loss himself, Williams looks as if he will not hold the Charlo defeat against Super Bad. However, before J-Rock can get to Harrison, or anyone else for that matter, he must first contend with the challenge of Jeison “Banana” Rosario (19-1-1, 13 KO’s). The two have a scheduled dance date on January 16.
Obviously, if successful, Williams would rather unify with one of the last two remaining 154lbs champions in the division, WBC champion Jermell Charlo or WBO champion Patrick Teixeria (31-1, 22 KO’s). Once done, or if those two were unavailable, Williams is very open to a possible brawl with Harrison. All of these would-be match ups are very fun to think about!
Regardless of who squares-up with whom next, 3kingsboxing will be on hand to report all the latest news and updates.
By: Bakari Simpson