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Harrison Headlines in DC August 25

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The Saturday, August 25 Keystone Boxing card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC is coming together with a lot of young talent on the card. Undefeated DC welterweight Dusty Harrison headlines the show in a six-round contest against Marqus “Goose” Jackson of Atlanta, GA. Harrison (7-0, four KO’s) is coming off a first-round TKO of Reggie Nash on the last Keystone Boxing card on July 14 at the Convention Center. Jackson (2-5, 1 NC, two KO’s) is winless in his last five bouts and has not fought since February 2011.

The co-feature on the card will match Brooklyn, NY light heavyweight Phil Benson (7-1, six KO’s) against Anthony Pietrantonio of Youngstown, OH (7-9, six KO’s) in a six-round contest. Benson scored a fourth-round TKO over Mark Anderson on April 28 in Wilson, NC while Pietrantonio has lost his last two by knockout.

In a four-round junior middleweight encounter, Harold “Sweet Lee” Parker of DC will battle Richie “The Rock” Andrews of Stuarts Draft, VA. Parker (2-0, two KO’s) is coming off a second-round TKO over Antonio Sadler on the July 14 Keystone card. Andrews (3-2-3, one KO) has lost back-to-back four-round majority decisions in his last two outings.

This card will mark a special day for the Parker family because Harold Parker’s younger brother, Joshua “Marvelous Mo” Parker, will make his pro debut in a four-round lightweight contest against Jason Meeks of Rock Hill, SC (0-1).

Also on the card, Charlotte Hall, MD middleweight Josh Rupard (2-0, two KO’s) will take on Josiah Beasley of Lynchburg, VA who will make his pro debut. Rupard’s knockout wins have both come in the first round.

In a four-round super featherweight rematch, District Heights, MD super featherweight Renaldo “Misunderstood” Gaines battles David Warren Huffman of Milwaukee, WI. Gaines (2-0) made his pro debut against Huffman (0-7) on March 10 at the Convention Center, winning a four-round unanimous decision.

Suffolk, VA middleweight Farrad “The Rose” Price returns to action when he faces DC’s Issa Coulibaly in a four-round battle. Price (1-0) has not fought since making his pro debut in May of 2011, defeating Damont Giddins by four-round unanimous decision in Millersville, MD. Coulibaly (0-1) lost his pro debut by fourth-round TKO to Lee Snow on June 16 in Baltimore, MD.

DC light heavyweight Greg Newby, a former amateur standout, will face the equally debuting Gavin Hume of Cincinnati, OH.

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