Tony Harrison stepped into the ring as a under-dog and walked out of the ring as the New WBC Super Welterweight Champion after serving Jermell Charlo (31-1, 15 KO’s) his first loss. Harrison captured a controversial Unanimous Decision victory (116-112, 115-113, 115-113) as he improves to (28-2, 21 KOs).
“I dictated the pace. That’s what champions do. He wound up for big shots and I kept my defense tight. All we worked on was defense. I kept my composure and I did what champions do.
“I’m blessed. I told y’all, my family, everyone. He’s a great champion. I’ve seen him in the gym. He’s a hell of a champion. I used my ring generalship.
“Jermell – you gave me a shot – I’ll give you a rematch.
“I got back to my corner after every round. They told me to just keep doing what you’re doing. You’re dictating the pace. I dictated the pace. That’s what champions do. Champions don’t just try to knock people out. That’s all he wanted to do. I dictated it. I used my jab. I dictated the fight. That’s what champions do.”
“They took that fight from me. I was pressing the action. He didn’t win that fight. I’m going to get my belts back. I still want Jarrett Hurd. I know my brother knows I won that fight. I might have given away a few rounds, but I won that fight.”