Dusty Hernandez Harrison
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison grew up in Washington, DC. He began boxing in sanctioned amateur events when he was eight years old. He went on to compile a record of 167-30 as an amateur. He turned pro at 17 and became the youngest professional boxer in the country. (He was not permitted to box in Maryland, which required professional boxers to be 18 years old.) In the 31 fights since he turned pro, Dusty remains undefeated with a record of 30-0-1, which includes 16 knock-outs. When Dusty fights on our April 20, 2019 card at Rosecroft Raceway, it will be his first fight in two and a half years. In that time he experienced the pain of losing a close friend to gun violence, a parting with his former promoter, Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, the loss of his home, an injury that forced the cancellation of one fight, and the cancellation of a second fight at the last moment. Besides fighting back in the ring, he is trying to use his popularity to counsel children about the dangers of guns and peer pressure. And Dusty now has a Promotional Agreement with highly-regarded Lee Baxter Promotions. For more information on Dusty, see February 21, 2019 article at the Washington City Paper.