Washington, D.C., welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez Harrison had his fight scheduled for Saturday night cancelled on Friday because of a licensing issue with opponent Ammeth Diaz, who had taken the fight on short notice.
The 21-year-old Hernandez Harrison (28-0, 15 KOs) was supposed to be in the co-feature on Roc Nation Sports' HBO Latino-televised card, a tripleheader (9:45 ET/PT) from the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, an Orlando suburb.
However, according to Roc Nation Sports, Diaz (32-12, 23 KOs), 32, of Panama, was pulled from the fight because it turns out he is on suspension in Panama and therefore could not be licensed. A suitable opponent could not be found on such short notice.
Now the telecast will consist of two fights. In the main event, Puerto Rico's Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (24-5-1, 19 KOs), a former junior featherweight titlist coming off a June decision loss, will take on Mexico's Rafael Rivera (20-0-2, 14 KOs), in a featherweight bout. In the opener, Colombian light heavyweight Alexander Brand (24-1, 19 KOs), who lost out on facing Andre Ward on the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez HBO PPV card on Nov. 21 when Ward dropped out with a knee injury, will face Houston-based Russian Medzhid "B-52" Bektemirov (16-0, 12 KOs).