Harrison: Charlo Rematch Would Be “Easier”
New WBC light middleweight champion Tony Harrison is riding high after his controversial unanimous decision win over Jermell Charlo in December. So much so, Harrison feels it would be “even easier” if the two had a rematch.
“This was my first time watching the fight, and I swear I controlled everything about it and dominated that boy. I was dictating with my jab, giving him angles and there was a lot of subtle movement, like small steps to the right or left. My feints kept him off balance and flinching and more or less reacting,” said Harrison to Boxing Scene a day after the fight.
“Every time he tried to get something started, I would counter him with good counter shots or freeze him with the jab. I told everybody before the fight this was going to be one of those easy fights, and that I knew it wasn’t going to be what everybody thought it was gonna be. I felt like I controlled everything about the fight, that I looked like the champion, and I swear, today, I definitely 100 percent feel like the champion.”
Speaking to the crew on Inside PBC Harrison was emphatic on giving Charlo a rematch, and clearing a path to get his win back from Jarrett Hurd.
“I wanna see it [a rematch,] too, and I want it just as bad as him. I’m gonna do it again,” said Harrison. “I’m gonna beat him, and the, you know, my next goal is unification time. I need Jarrett Hurd back. It’s simple. I need him back.”
Quotes: Boxing Scene