Heavyweight contender Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris (25-16-2, 11 KOs), ranked No. 13 by the IBF, has joined the 8-man Betfair Prizefighter International Heavyweights II line-up set to take place on Wednesday, June 20, at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, live on Sky Sports.
Harris will compete against fellow contestants Albert Sosnowski (48-4-2, 28 KOs), Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (16-3, 14 KOs), Noureddine Meddoune (5-1, 4 KOs), Tom Dallas (15-2, 11 KOs), Tom Little (3-0), Kevin Johnson (26-1 12 KOs) and Tor Hamer (15-1, 10 KOs).
After a questionable loss against local favorite Edmund Gerber (20-0, 13 KOs) in his native land of Germany last month, Harris, who felt he was robbed, promises to give it his all once again when he travels overseas to fight.
“When I got robbed last month in Germany, I was upset and wanted to get back in the ring as soon as possible,” Harris said. “I want to thank my promoter Mario Yagobi of Boxing 360 for getting me this opportunity. Ten years ago, I fought in the Thunderbox Tournament and won it all, which is what I plan to do in this one.”
“June 20 promises to be a real tear-up at York Hall with eight huge hitters gunning for the big prize,” show promoter Eddie Hearn said. “Johnson, Sosnowski and Harris bring plenty of calibre to the table and for Dallas it’s a big chance to crash the British heavyweight party. As for Tom Little – what a night for a 24-year-old with just three fights on his CV. He has nothing to lose and everything to gain and I’m sure he will come out all guns blazing.”
Tickets for the Betfair Prizefighter International Heavyweights at York Hall, Bethnal Green are on sale and priced at $40 (unreserved) $60 (ringside) and $120 (VIP). Tickets are available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 and at www.matchroomboxing.com.