After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus and following the tragic death of his father/trainer Buddy Harrison, undefeated DC boxer Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (34-0, 20 KOs) returns to the ring as the headliner of Beltway Battles: Round Three this Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:00 pm at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
Set to face Jose Humberto Corral (20-31, 12 KOs) of Huatambampo, Sonora, Mexico in the eight-round heavyweight Main Event, Hernandez-Harrison, who also serves as a co-promoter with New Jersey middleweight contender Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna’s Rising Star Promotions and Blue Cork Strategies in partnership with Events DC, is ready to return to boxing after experiencing a long layoff and losing his Dad on Sept. 24, 2022.
“Everyone knows about my father. It’s been rough training through that, and it’s been hard to stay motivated through that too but I’m confident in going out there and getting the win. It’s great to just get back in the ring. Honestly the best thing that I can do is fight and just keep going,” explained the District native who last fought February 8, 2020 in Vienna, Va. and returns to fight in his hometown for the first time since May 13, 2016.
The event will feature 10 bouts including Greg “Sharpshooter” Outlaw Jr. (10-1, 5 KOs) of Glenarden, Md. and Barranquilla, Colombia’s Wilfrido Buelvas (22-15, 16 KOs) squaring off again in the eight-round lightweight Co-Main Event. The two fought on Beltway Battles: Round Two in a bout that ended in a no contest due to cuts from an accidental headbutt. The rest of the action-packed card featuring top area prospects is listed below.
Prior to the Main Event, promoters will honor and celebrate the life of Buddy Harrison, the highly-respected boxing trainer, gym owner and Washington, DC community advocate, by playing a tribute video that will be introduced by DC native Anwan “Big G” Glover, leader of the legendary DC Go-Go group, the BackYard Band (BYB), and an actor known for his role as Slim Charles on HBO’s The Wire.
Fans can purchase one of two t-shirts (see below) – Old School Boxing and Team Dusty – that will be sold onsite at the event with proceeds benefiting Buddy’s Old School Boxing Gym.
The first bout is set for 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:00 pm. Tickets cost $51, $78, $132 and $200 (plus taxes and applicable fees) and can be purchased through all Ticketmaster locations including Ticketmaster.com and at the Entertainment & Sports Arena Box Office. Tickets purchased for the original date (Oct. 1) will be honored on Nov. 19.
To learn about sponsorship, promotional and VIP ticket packages, contact Emily Thornell of Blue Cork Strategies at 202.345.5525 or Emily@BlueCorkLLC.com.
Stay in touch by visiting www.BeltwayBattlesDC.com
Beltway Battles: Round Three is supported by Events DC, Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP), Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), Legacy DC, Urban Boxing, City Renewables, Vault Studio, Gas Guide,Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen & Bar, La Tingeria, El Paso Mexican Restaurant, City-State Brewing, Chacho Spirits, Art and Co., and Cayeya Tequila.
The card will be streamed live by broadcast producer BXNG TV.
Beltway Battles: Round Three Card
(Subject to change)
Heavyweight – 8 Rounds (presented by Blue Cork Strategies)
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (34-0-1, 20 KOs) of Washington, D.C. vs. Jose Humberto Corral (20-31, 12 KOs) of Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico
Super Lightweight – 8 Rounds Rematch (presented by Gas Guide)
Greg “Sharp Shooter” Outlaw, Jr. (10-1, 1 NC 5 KOs) of Glenarden, Md. vs. Wilfrido Buelvas (22-15, 1 NC 16 KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia
Featherweight – 8 Rounds (presented by Urban Boxing DC)
Sulaiman Segawa (13-3-1, 4 KOs), Silver Spring, Md. vs Ernesto Guerrero (33-35, 23 KOs) of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.
Heavyweight – 6 Rounds (presented by Legacy DC)
Christopher Arnold (5-1, 5 KOs) of Fredericksburg, Va. vs. Malik Titus (7-0, 7 KOs) of Baltimore, Md.
Bantamweight – 8 Rounds (presented by City Renewables)
Domnique Crowder (13-0, 8 KOs) of Baltimore, Md. vs. TBD
Lightweight – 6 Rounds
Mack “Papi” Allison IV (14-3-1, 10 KOs) of Baltimore, Md. vs. Jonathan Perez (40-32, 32 KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia
Middleweight – 6 Rounds
Ian “Dancer” Cokley (5-1, 2 KOs) of Oxon Hill, Md. vs. Zack Kuhn (10-11-1, 5 KOs) of Welch, W.Va.
Super Middleweight – 6 Rounds
Tyrell Boyd (7-0, 7 KOs) of Baltimore, Md. vs. Fidel Monterroza Munoz (41-31-1, 33 KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia
Super Middleweight – 4 Rounds
Mohamed Zawadi (3-1, 3 KOs) of Barrie, Ontario, Canada vs. Daniel Sostre (13-21-1, 5 KOs) of Puerto Rico
Welterweight – 4 Rounds
Deshawn Chase (1-0) of Windsor Mill, Md. vs. Marlon Hardnick, Jr (0-5) of Kalamazoo, Mich.