Johnny Fisher faces Harry Armstrong on AJ-Whyte undercard
‘The Romford Bull’ Johnny Fisher 9-0, 8 KOs) bids for his first professional title at The O2 Arena in London on the undercard for Anthony Joshua vs. Dillian Whyte 2 – live on DAZN PPV in the UK and Ireland – against ‘Dirty’ Harry Armstrong (5-1-1) for the Southern Area heavyweight title.
Trained by Mark Tibbs and promoted by Eddie Hearn, Fisher has been boxing on our TV screens since his pro debut in 2021. So the rising star is well known amongst British boxing fans, but who is his next opponent?
Born in Torquay, Devon, in January 1993, Harry now resides in North Finchley, London.
Harry reached the 2011 CYP U18 National Championships Final, losing 13-20 to Lawrence Okolie.
In June 2014, he was runner up at the Haringey Box Cup, losing in the final to Con Sheehan.
Harry is 30-years-old, 6′ 6″ tall, and ranked 28th in the UK by BoxRec.
As a pro, he is coached by Don Charles, and managed by Tony Pill. He calls his partnership with trainer Don Charles, the ‘Dirty Duo’. He was signed by Tony Pill's Boxing Management London in October 2022.
Don Charles is widely known as Derek Chisora's long-time coach, so Harry gets to spar lots of rounds with him in their north London gym.
He sparred many rounds with American Jermaine Franklin in the weeks building up to his April 1st fight with Anthony Joshua.
In January 2022, Harry travelled to Reykjavik, Iceland to spar with 2018 World's Strongest Man, Thor Bjornsson.
He also sparred rounds with WBA #2 Martin Bakole; WBA ‘Super’ cruiserweight champion, Arsen Feroz Goulamirian; British champion, Mikael Lawal; Joe Joyce; Daniel Dubois and London's George Fox.
‘Dirty’ Harry wears a cowboy hat on his ringwalks, in reference to his nickname and the Clint Eastwood character. His army of fans wear the same hats in the crowd when supporting him.
He is sponsored by Devon-based companies, Zenith Luxury Yacht Services; Loopy Parrot; PF Cleaver Roofing; Ocean Boat Sales.
The heavyweight likes to partake in Pilates classes to complement his boxing training.
Harry has sparred rounds with his next opponent, Johnny Fisher, back in June 2022.
What has Johnny said about Harry?
Fisher: “I know Harry Armstrong isn't a world-beater but he's very solid and he's strong and tough. Harry is a good boxer with fast hands. I've sparred him before. He'll give me a good test and that's what I need. You'll see the best out of me when I'm tested."
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