Harrison Promises To Humble Charlo
Over a year later Tony Harrison’s win over Jermell Charlo for the WBC super welterweight championship remains controversial to many but Harrison.
“I had three judges who said I won, so I don’t think I have to change anything in my game plan,” Harrison said on Thursday’s press conference. “I’m happy. I don’t care about what him and his team is telling him. I don’t have to do anything different.”
“He had 12 rounds and never rocked me, never stumbled me. He gave me everything he has. The same Jermell that you have seen in every fight is the same you’ll see Saturday.”
“We’re here once again and once again I’m going to exactly what I have to do,” the champion continued. “This is what needs to be done to him. I love everything about this. I love everything about the talking, the back and forth, and all the noise.
“I’m hungrier now because of the layoff since the first fight. It hasn’t affected my mindset for one moment. Sparring has been intense for me. That’s where I got the rust off. I was pushed every day with guys trying to knock me out, just like he’s going to try to do.
“I just have to be myself and win again,” Harrison said. “He can’t handle someone who’s himself. I’m rattling him every five seconds. I just have to throw the 1-2 off of that and we’re good.”
“He talks a lot but he has to see me Saturday night. You’re going to get the same thing I gave to Jorge Cota,” Charlo retorted. “He just gave me more time getting out of the fight in June. I’m much stronger, much better and much faster now.
“I’m a fighter who lives and learns. I know how to progress. It’s okay for me, because I understand how to go down and come back up. When I come back, I come back way harder. They made the true champ come out of me.”
“They know he’s not on my level. They know what I possess and what I do. Him not liking me has nothing to do with what I’m going to do Saturday,” the Texas native said ahead of their fight inside the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California.
“Nothing he’s said has gotten under my skin. It’s unbelievable to think that you could get inside another man’s head who gets in the ring and puts it all on the line for this.
“All I know is that I’m ready to fight. He’s all hype. The only thing fake about him is that injury he put up to get out of the rematch, but we’re here now so its whatever. I’m going to crush him,” Charlo said in closing.
Charlo and Harrison square off in a 12-round battle for the WBC super welterweight world championship airing on Fox in the United States and on FIGHT SPORTS Max in select international markets.
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