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Tony Harrison reflects on title loss to Jermell Charlo

A disappointed Tony Harrison shares his thoughts on his late stoppage loss to Jermell Charlo, losing his WBC world title.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Following his late stoppage loss to Jermell Charlo over the weekend in their rematch, Tony Harrison spoke to the media during the post-fight press conference about what went wrong in the outing. Check out some excerpts below with the full press conference video above.

Harrison on his immediate thoughts on the fight:

“Fuck my life! Fuck my life. I don’t think people understand how much I put into that shit. Being off a year, man, coming against somebody that fuckin’ tough and stong, you know what I mean — we had a game plan. The first time we fought him I was boxing him. He came out so fuckin’ wild this time and it wasn’t even like nobody’s that much stronger than the next, but it’s just like...fuck what my father was saying, you gotta dog the dog.

“He’s the dog — everybody in the world considered him the dog. I feel like I pushed him back every round, I felt like I was comfortable, but it’s boxing, man. And when you’re going against somebody like that you can’t be lax one second of one round and that’s what happened, man. I got lax for one second in one round — he hooked, I hooked, his shit was a little shorter, I ain’t see it, and it just kinda knocked me off balance. It kinda stung me a little bit.

“I pushed [referee] Jack Reiss off because I didn’t want him to stop it. I’d rather go out harder than that but, you know, Jack is a championship referee, man. The bitch earned it, I made sure the motherfucker earned it...Damn! Hurt me, man. I needed this one bad as fuck. Like I wanted this my whole life.

“He killed it. He earned it. Ain’t nothing I can to man he earned that shit.”

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