‘Vicious’ Vivian Harris returns to the ring for USBA title
The boxing pundits have written him off but former World Boxing Association (WBA)
Light Welterweight champion, ‘Vicious’ Vivian Harris is not done yet and is scheduled to square off against Jermaine ‘Too Sweet’ White in the 10-round co-feature for the vacant United States Boxing Organization (USBO) Welterweight title at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Wednesday May 9 next.
The lanky Harris had migrated to the United States of America several years ago and became the 3rd Guyanese to win a World title after Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis and Wayne ‘Big Truck’ Braithwaite.
He successfully defended his crown three times, once against Soulemane M’baye and twice against Oktay Urkal before suffering an ignominious loss to Carlos Maussa. Since then he has suffered five losses to Englishman John Witter, Lucas Martin Matthysse, Victor Ortiz, Jessie Vargas and Lanardo Tyner. His last fight against David Barnes ended in a technical draw after an accidental clash of heads.
Harris is attempting to revive his flagging career and is currently handled by CFC Promotion, which also promotes IBF International Light Welterweight champion Albert ‘Tornado’ Mensah, who successfully defended his title against Michael Katsidis, as well as World Middleweight title challenger Osumanu Adama.