With the rise of UFC and MMA, Championship Boxer Dusty Hernandez-Harrison is trying to keep boxing alive. The 19-year-old made history in 2011 debuting as the youngest licensed professional fighter in the country. Dusty attributes his success to ‘putting in the work’, but knows that in boxing, you need more than just knock outs. If selling tickets paves the way to more fights, then Dusty’s avid local following, his diverse background (he’s half Puerto Rican), and the focus of his close-knit professional team help him achieve that success.
Named “Washington’s best boxing prospect since Sugar Ray Leonard” by The Washingtonian, Dusty faces Hawaii’s Michael Balasi (10-3, 7 knockouts) March 7th on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.