Tony Harrison D-12 Bryant Perrella
In tonight’s PBC on FOX main event, junior middleweights Tony Harrison (28-3-1, 21 KOs) and Bryant Perrella (17-3-1, 14 KOs) went at it for 12 rounds of close action. Parrella might’ve stunned some by having some really good early success and following a good game plan designed by Roy Jones Jr. Parrella would often beat Harrison to the punch, featuring a good straight left to the body and head, and step off to angles before getting trapped along the ropes for too long a period of time.
Harrison, in comparison, fought at what seemed like a causal pace, but was able to land some clean and clear straight right hands and jabs of his own, which made for a lot of close rounds that could’ve gone either way. When it was all said and done none of the official judges could agree on the result, with each rendering a different decision. One judge scored it 116-112 in favor of Harrison, one had it 117-111 for Perrella, and the last had it even at 114-114, resulting in a split draw. BLH scored the fight an even 114-114. Neither fighter appeared to be all that upset with the result.
Harrison’s junior middleweight rival Jermell Charlo made it known that he wasn’t impressed by Harrison’s peformance, saying he has no interest in fighting Harrison for a third time going forward.
Mfer Ain’t The Same After Last One, #3 Will Never Happen, He’ll really get hurt. Somebody tell tony to retire.— JERMELL CHARLO (@TwinCharlo) April 18, 2021
Like Wtf Bruh.. They Love That Ball Headed Bitch. Shit Piss Me Off.. Boy Legacy Trash Fasho— JERMELL CHARLO (@TwinCharlo) April 18, 2021
Omar Juarez UD-10 Elias Araujo
Welterweight prospect Omar Juarez (11-0, 5 KOs) had a good outing tonight, outpointing rugged veteran Elias Araujo (21-3, 8 KOs) over 10 full rounds. Juarez started out quickly, showcasing his hand speed advantage, and although Araujo tried his best to dig in and make it rough on Juarez, he ultimately just couldn’t keep up with the young gun. Juarez would also have a little surge down the stretch, ensuring his victory. The three official judges turned in scores of 98-92, 99-91 and 99-91, all in favor of Juarez.
James Martin MD-8 Vito Mielnicki Jr
In the FOX opener James Martin (7-2, 0 KOs) came in as the B-side but upset young prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr (8-1, 5 KO) over eight rounds of action. Martin came into the fight with a clear game plan and never lost his composure, steadily outpointing Mielnicki and busting up his nose which was bleeding for long portions of the fight.
After the final bell Martin jumped up onto the ropes, feeling extremely confident that he had done enough to earn the win, and took a majority decision on official scores of 76-76, 77-75, and 79-73.