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Local boxer’s stock on rise

Hart graduate El Harrak could land on national television in August

Posted: July 18, 2009 9:37 p.m.
Updated: July 19, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Hart High graduate Said El Harrak is climbing in the world of professional boxing.

He is now 6-0.

El Harrak, who lives and trains in Las Vegas, has two fights in August, one of which could be televised on ESPN2 August 7.

The 2000 Hart grad will fight a boxer to be announced and is fighting on the undercard of the Alfredo Angulo-Gabriel Rosado battle in Primm, Nev.

Should that fight end quickly, El Harrak’s fight could be televised to fill the remaining time of the program.

“He’s going to stop the guy,” El Harrak, a welterweight, said of Angulo, a friend. “I’m going to be on television.”

El Harrak last fought July 3 in Las Vegas against James Helms of Ohio.

The fight went the distance and El Harrak won a unanimous decision.

On April 10, El Harrak won a unanimous decision in Tampa, Fla. over Florida-native Darrell Jones.

El Harrak said it was his best fight.

“He was undefeated. I was undefeated. (The crowd was) cheering for him. I love to shut people up,” El Harrak said.

El Harrak said Jones was talking trash to him at the weigh-in, but he wouldn’t answer back.

Jones was respectful though before the fight, even wishing El Harrak luck.

“I look at him and think, ‘Luck is for the lotto,’” El Harrak said.

He defeated Jones in front of boxing superstar Roy Jones Jr.

El Harrak said Jones Jr.’s Square Rings Promotions has shown an interest in signing him. The 26-year-old El Harrak said he’s in talks with the company.

The Santa Clarita Valley boxer will also fight Aug. 21 against a fighter to be determined.


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