Junior middleweight prospect Tony Harrison, who was so impressive in destroying Antwone Smith in two lopsided rounds on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” on March 6 in Las Vegas, will be back to headline the series on April 17 (10 p.m. ET) at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, promoter Lou DiBella announced Monday.
Harrison (20-0, 17 KOs), 24, of Detroit, will face Mexico's Pablo Munguia (20-6, 11 KO's), a 36-year-old southpaw, in the 10-round feature bout of the evening. Munguia is coming off a competitive split-decision loss to former Cuban amateur standout Yudel Jhonson on Feb. 20.
In the co-feature, junior lightweight Ryan Kielczweski (22-0, 6 KOs) faces Danny Aquino (16-2, 10 KOs) in an eight-rounder in an all-New England battle. Opening the tripleheader will be junior lightweight Tevin Farmer (18-4-1, 4 KOs) against Gabriel Tolmajyan (14-4-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-rounder.
“Come April 17, you are going to see another great performance by Tony Harrison. I am coming to put on a heck of a show and display my full arsenal,” he said. “I know my opponent is tough and he has been in there with some pretty good guys, but I am coming in there in top shape. This is going to be an exciting fight for as long as it lasts, so get there early, get your popcorn ready, and don't blink.”
Harrison-Munguia replaces the original main event of middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko against Elvin Ayala, which DiBella dropped from the card because of Ayala’s recent legal issues. He moved Derevyanchenko to his April 10 “ShoBox” card on Showtime.