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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Dusty Harrison
A chance to fight in boxing's "mecca" comes Saturday when 19-year-old Dusty Hernandez-Harrison – a rising undefeated welterweight out of Washington, D.C. and maybe the next big thing in boxing – steps into the ring at Madison Square Garden to face Josh Torres for something called the World Boxing Council Youth Welterweight world championship.
In a new joint policy statement released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society discourage boxing among children and teenagers, citing the possibility of concussions, facial damage and other injuries.
"I see 15-year-olds, and they're stuttering already," Mr. Harrison told The Washington Times on Monday.
Some amateurs can begin feeling the effects before they've even gotten their driver's licenses, said Buddy Harrison, father of 17-year-old professional boxing phenom and D.C. native Dusty Harrison.