Tony Harrison has lost his dad and coach to the coronavirus.
Ali Salaam, an apparatus in the Detroit boxing scene for a long time, kicked the bucket Monday. He was 59. Harrison affirmed the death of his dad on Instagram.
“You was in an extreme battle and you took care of business,” Harrison composed. “The choice simply didn’t go our direction, however we was as one at all times. What more would I be able to ask!!!! My correct hand for eternity. Get some rest, pops. It ain’t farewell. Simply observe you later!!”
The family has profound roots in boxing. Salaam’s dad, the late Henry Hank (conceived Joseph Harrison and later Jusuf Salaam), was a middleweight and light heavyweight contender from 1953 to 1972. Salaam battled expertly from 1984 to 1989, assembling a record of 11-7 (5 KOs) for the most part as a welterweight.
Salaam at that point turned into a coach. He helped manage his capable child to a 154-pound title, which he won by upsetting Jermell Charlo in December 2018. Charlo recaptured the title when he halted Harrison in 11 adjusts this past December.
Salaam additionally ran the SuperBad Boxing Gym with Harrison. The rec center serves youth in the region.
Another child of Salaam, Lloyd, played proficient b-ball in Europe.