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Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 8:54 pm.



By Maurice Harris as told to Doveed Linder –


Heavyweight Maurice Harris (25-16-2, 11 KOs) discusses his recent fight with Edmund Gerber (L UD8) and the years he has spent in the sport of boxing.  The Gerber-Harris fight took place in Gerber’s homeland of Germany.  Team Harris believes that their fighter deserved the decision.

Maurice tells it his own way:

I like Germany.  I went there last fall when I sparred with Edmund Gerber, and then I went there a couple weeks ago when I fought him.  Germany is different.  It’s a country that has a history.  There were hard times in Germany and even though it’s not like that anymore, you can tell that some of the people have been affected by it.  They have really nice restaurants in Germany and the people treated me really good.  There are a lot of boxing fans over there.  It’s not like America.  The fans love boxing, and some of them came up to me and asked for an autograph, but they were really there to support their man Edmund Gerber.  That’s why they were so quiet during our fight.  They weren’t used to seeing their man fall behind like that.
The main thing about fighting in Germany is having to adjust to the different time zone.  As soon as I got off the plane, I slept for two hours and then got up and went for a run.  The air was good.  Everything was good.  It was relaxing and peaceful.  Some fighters don’t like to go overseas to fight, but I don’t care.  When you’re a fighter, you fight.  This is our job.  It doesn’t matter if you’re in Alaska.  True fighters will fight anywhere.
I get nervous before my fights and I always pray before I go out there, because anything can happen in the ring.  When you get in the ring, you have to be ready to die.  It’s a blood sport and I accept my role as a fighter.  This is what God put me here to do.  I haven’t had a fortunate career like a lot of other guys, but I’m a student of the game.  I study it, inside and out.  I have an eye for it.  It takes me about thirty seconds to see what type of fighter you are.  I know how to adapt and capitalize on your mistakes.  Continue Reading…




  1. big knockout walt

    True is true stay true mind body and soul.peace


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