This writer did an article not too long ago how father and son combinations rarely work out. You right away think of the Mayweather’s. Is Floyd Sr. in the corner for this one? Then there are the Mosley’s. Is Jack back?
One positive story was Dusty Hernandez-Harrison and his father Buddy Harrison.
Buddy had a past he didn’t want his son Dusty to follow. He kept his son busy 24/7 with boxing before he could walk. Dusty had close to 200 amateur fights and is currently 23-0 with 12 knockouts and only 20 years-old which is amazing.
His next fight will be November 1st in Washington, DC.
The film of these two should tell it all! Check it out, it's embedded to the left of this text. Press play and enjoy!
Video Description by RUN RIOT:
Sometimes you meet someone, and hear a story that has so much heart and courage, that you can’t help but tell it. Dusty Harrison is one of those stories. He’s a 20 year old that’s been stepping into the ring with grown men since he was 16, looking for a way in the world that lets him use the gifts he was given.
Dusty came up in the tough streets of Southeast DC, kept on the straight and narrow by the love of a father who didn’t want him to repeat the mistakes he had. He put gloves on Dusty at 2, and pushed him every day of his life, and together they are finding salvation.
Now at 23-0, Dusty Hernandez Harrison is the biggest draw to come out of DC since Sugar Ray Leonard, and the 15th ranked welterweight in the world.
Video Information and Credits: Produced by Run Riot and Joshua Cogan
Directed by Dave Adams
Edited by Dave Adams and Chris Tuss
Cinematography by Brian Stansfield
Gaffed by Will Iverson
Sound mix by Rob Fritts
Music by the Music Bed and Buddy's Stereo
Special thanks to HBO Sports and Madison Square Garden
Please send all questions and comments to Ken Hissner at: Kenhissner@gmail.com