Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett returns on Sat Dec.5, Fight to be televised LIVE on HBO Latino!
By FightFan News Wire (19-Nov-2015)
Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions will co-promote a Dec. 5 triple header at the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibit Hall in Kissimmee, FL as part of the HBO Latino Boxing series. Former WBO Junior Featherweight World Champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. will take on undefeated Mexican Rafael Rivera in the main event. Canada’s Steve Claggett will face the undefeated Dusty Hernandez-Harrison in the ten-round welterweight co-featured bout.
Photo: Joe Bruiser
Washington, DC’s Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (28-0, 15 KOs) made his professional debut as the youngest licensed professional fighter in the United States on June 11, 2011, less than a month following his 17th birthday. Twenty-four straight victories would follow before Hernandez-Harrison headlined Roc Nation Sports’ inaugural throne boxing event at The Theater at Madison Square in a fight televised by FOX Sports 1 on January 9, 2015, capturing the vacant WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Championship with a dominant ten-round unanimous decision victory over Tommy “The Razor” Rainone. Since then, he’s continued his winning ways, scoring three more wins, including a first round knockout over James Wayka in his last fight on September 26. On the 5th of Dec., he’ll look to keep that momentum going against Steve Claggett.
Claggett (23-1-3, 16 KOs), from Alberta, Canada, holds the Canada Professional Boxing Council welterweight title over his most recent fight over Stuart McLennan in a third round TKO and the Canada Welterweight Title from his win by unanimous decision earlier this year against Tebor Brosch. He looks to finish his winning year, and Hernandez-Harrison’s unbeaten streak, on Dec. 5.
Opening the HBO Latino telecast will be a ten-round light heavyweight tilt featuring Colombian slugger Alexander Brand (24-1, 19 KOs) and Russian knockout artist Medzhid Bektemirov (16-0, 12 KOs) which is presented in association with Camponovo Sports and Gary Shaw Productions.