Q and A | Nov 22 2019

Maurice Harris, 26-22-3, says he was “one of the greatest fighters ever”

Heavyweight Maurice 'Mo Bettah' Harris explains to James Slater why he wasn't able to fulfil his undoubted potential on the big stage
Maurice Harris  |  (Action Images / Andrew Couldridge)

Plenty of fighters have attempted to come back from knockout defeats, some successfully, others less so, but heavyweight Maurice Harris made a career out of it.

Turning pro as a light-heavyweight in 1992, after an amateur career that barely scratched the surface, “Mo Bettah” was quickly thrown in deep.

In his first 20 pro bouts, the first of which he lost via four-round decision, Harris was knocked out five times but showed his potential against name heavyweights Vaughn Bean, David Izon, Jimmy Thunder and, in July of 1997, Larry Holmes.


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