Carlston Harris became the first champion to be crowned from Guyana after he won five rounds of action by unanimous decision against Carl Booth from the United Kingdom during Brave 8. The welterweight champion was sidelined from action due to a career threatening injury that nearly consumed a year of his fight career. Harris faced Jarrah Al Selawe who had the most number of wins in Brave Combat Federation.
The bout went against the champion from Guyana as Al Selawe emerged aggressive from the very beginning. Jarrah was able to connect the shot that took the champion off his feet to unleash a barrage of punches. Jarrah secured the win within the first round by TKO. However Harris marked a lasting image as the first champion to be crowned in the heavily contested welterweight division of Brave Combat Federation and to be the first athlete to represent Guyana in the promotion.
After his first defeat in Brave Combat Federation which is also his first defeat to a TKO the former champion left a touching statement for his fans and team mates at RFT Renovação Fight Team. Harris has a professional career record of 12-4-0. The former champion left a message that he will soon be returning to compete and have resumed training.
“Being what I am, is my dream. This is what I chose to be. I am here to thank the people who chose to believe in me, who help me in this arduous walk that is my profession, just choose to be a fighter who knows how to win and lose. I leave here my thanks to Brave Combat Federation for the great opportunity. To my opponent Jarrah Al Selawe. My family, my Guyanese people, my companion Barreto Kassia. To my fans, supporters, sponsors and training companions at RFT Renovação Fight Team. My thanks to you all! Tomorrow I am at the academy to correct my mistakes, nothing has changed, I am even more motivated and firm as a rock”, stated Harris.