Unbeaten heavyweight boxer Amir “Hardcore” Mansour celebrates his unanimous decision over Maurice “Mo Bettah” Harris on Friday, August 23, at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware.
RALEIGH, NC – Amir Mansour ran his unbeaten record to 19-0 (14 KO's) with a hard-fought 12-round unanimous decision over veteran heavyweight Maurice Harris.
The fight was the Friday night feature in Dover, DE, at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
Mansour, who battled a severe kidney inflammation and dehydration to go 12 rounds for the first time in his career, won the USBA (United States Boxing Association, a division of the WBA) heavyweight title. The win, which was attended by World Boxing Federation (WBF) decision-makers, puts Mansour into an elimination fight in November for the right to face WBF champion Carlos Takam in January or February for the WBF world heavyweight title.
The November 22 fight is scheduled for Dover Downs, and the January/February title fight will likely take place in either China or South Africa.
With the victory, Mansour jumped in the computer rankings to No. 5 in the U.S., No. 6 in North America, and No. 19 in the World.
The other ratings services (WBC, WBO, WBA) will release updated rankings in the next several weeks.