`Vicious’ Vivian Harris remained undefeated in 11 fights after he left Shawn Brown black and blue on December 12, 1998 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The young and energetic Harris needed only six rounds of the scheduled eight-round fight, to seal Brown’s fate.
Referee Brian O’Melia had seen the Guyanese dish out enough punishment and called an end to the contest at one minute 32 seconds of the round. The fight turned out to be Brown’s last.
Another Guyanese appeared on the same card at Trump Taj Mahal with Harris but was not as successful. Andrew Murray, a former Commonwealth welterweight champion dropped a points decision after six rounds to American Dereck Graham.
Murray made a bid for a world title on August 23, 1995 but was stopped by WBA champion Ike Quartey in round four.
Murray died at on January 26, 2002 after being involved in an accident on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.