Jarrett Hurd

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Jarrett Hurd
Statistics
Nickname(s) Swift
Weight(s) Light middleweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach 76 in (193 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1990-08-31) August 31, 1990 (age 28)
Accokeek, Maryland, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 22
Wins 22
Wins by KO 15
Losses 0

Jarrett Hurd (born August 31, 1990) is an American professional boxer. He is currently a unified world light middleweight champion having held the IBF title since 2017, and the WBA (Super) and IBO titles since April 2018. As of April 2018, he is ranked as the best active light middleweight by BoxRec, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring magazine.

Amateur career[edit]

Hurd was raised in the suburbs of Accokeek, Maryland and graduated from Gwynn Park High School. He wasn't a stand-out amateur, only compiling a 32-8 record in 40 amateur fights.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Despite Hurd's lack of accolades as an amateur, Ross Molovinsky, head of Washington metropolitan area promotional outfit Keystone Boxing, tapped him as a potential prospect.[2] Hurd made his pro debut on September 2012. After winning his first 16 fights, Hurd made his TV debut on ShoBox: The New Generation against fellow unbeaten prospect Frank Galarza. Hurd started off slow, however after round 2, outclassed Galarza, who was unable to cope with Hurd's jab and movement. After six lopsided rounds, the referee stopped the fight, giving Hurd a TKO win. Showtime analyst Steve Farhood praised Hurd's performance.[3][4]

On May 19, 2016 it was announced that Hurd would appear on the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter undercard at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York on June 25 against former Olympian Óscar Molina in a 10 round bout. The fight was initially on the non-televised undercard, until three days before the fight, it was bumped up to open the broadcast on CBS. The reason Hurd's fight was bumped up was due to the Jesús Cuellar vs. Abner Mares was cancelled after Mares suffered an eye injury.[5][6][7] Hurd defeated Molina with a round 10 TKO. Hurd dropped Molina in the first round with an uppercut. The last round stoppage was considered premature by some media members. Before round 10, the three judges' had their scorecards reading 87-83, 88-82, 90-80 in favor of Hurd.[8][9]

Hurd was scheduled to fight Jorge Cota on November 2016, but Cota dropped out after undergoing an emergency appendectomy and was replaced by Jo Jo Dan (35-3, 18 KOs). The bout took place on November 12 at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.[10][11] Hurd won the fight with a round 6 TKO, overwhelming Dan with crisp combinations.[12] After the fight, Dan said "The weight was a big difference, I took the fight on short notice, but I'm a natural 147-pounder and I don't struggle to make that."[13]

IBF light middleweight champion[edit]

Hurd vs Harrison[edit]

On January 24, 2017 it was announced that Hurd would next fight on Deontay Wilder's undercard on February 25 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama against Tony Harrison (24-1, 20 KOs) on PBC on FOX.[14] The fight was originally supposed to be an IBF title eliminator for the right to fight Jermall Charlo, but when Charlo vacated the title, the fight was elevated to be for the vacant title.[15][16] Hurd defeated Harrison to win the vacant IBF light middleweight title.[17] Hurd struggled at the start of the fight, being outboxed in the early rounds. As the fight went on, Harrison seemed to struggle coping with Hurd's power. Harrison was knocked down by a right hook, he got up but was unable to continue. After the fight, Hurd said "We wanted to take our time with him because Harrison can box and move, but every time he fights, he wears down toward the end." Both boxers earned a $125,000 purse.[18][19]

Hurd vs Trout[edit]

On May 31, 2017, The Ring TV announced a deal was in place for Hurd to face former world champion Austin Trout for his first defense. The fight was scheduled for July 29 on the undercard of Mikey Garcia vs. Adrien Broner in New York.[20] On July 20, Boxing Scene reported the fight was being lined up to take place on September 30, 2017 as part of a light middleweight double header alongside Jermell Charlo's WBC title defence against Erickson Lubin. Because Hurd was granted an exception from the IBF to make a voluntary defence the winner must fight mandatory challenger Cedric Vitu next.[21] On August 24, it was announced that the fight would take place as part of a junior middleweight triple-header at the Barclays Center on 14 October 2017.[22] On fight night, Trout started the fight well, winning the early rounds by jabbing and moving. However, during the third round, Hurd seemed to hurt Trout with some power shots. In the middle rounds, Hurd was able to stifle Trout's movement, making the fight more of a brawl, with both fighters trading power shots. Hurd seemed unfazed by Trout's punches, even though he seemed to tire during round 7. On the other hand, Trout was visibly backed up several times by Hurd's shots. Hurd was cut from a head clash during round 7, while Trout's right eye started swelling. Hurd backed up Trout once again towards the end of round 10. Trout's cornermen retired following round 10 to protect their fighter, to the chagrin of the former world champion.[23] The announced attendance was 7,643. For the fight, Hurd earned $330,000, while Trout, who was stopped inside the distance for the first time since turning professional, was paid $225,000. In the action packed fight, Hurd landed 265 of 753 punches (35%) and Trout landed 208 of his 673 thrown (31%).[24][25]

Unified light middleweight champion[edit]

Hurd vs Lara[edit]

On January 9, 2018 it was confirmed that a deal was being put in place for a unification fight between Hurd and WBA (Super) and IBO champion Erislandy Lara (25-2-2, 14 KOs) for April 2018 with Showtime televising the bout.[26] On January 25, the fight was confirmed to take place on April 7.[27][28] It was reported Lara would receive a large purse of $1 million and Hurd would receive a $500,000 purse. Lara weighed 153.5 pounds and Hurd came in slightly lighter at 153 pounds.[29] Hurd won a 12 round split decision over Lara in what was a potential fight of a year candidate to become a unified light middleweight champion. With the fight in the balance, Hurd knocked Lara down with a short left hook in round 12 with a minute remaining. Lara was hurt from the knockdown, but was able to get up and still throw some nice shots. Hurd dominated the final round. Two judges scored the fight 114-113 for Hurd and the third judge had the same score for Lara, meaning the knockdown was the deciding factor in the fight. A lot of rounds where close with Lara using effective counter punching and combinations, whereas Hurd used his size to stalk Lara and land power shots.[30] Lara's right eye began to swell from round 7 and was eventually cut at the start of round 12. Lara started the fight the better boxer of the two, due to Hurd not putting as much pressure on Lara until the later rounds.[31] With the win, Hurd became seventh unified world title holder in light middleweight history, joining Hall of Famers Terry Norris, Félix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Winky Wright, as well as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Álvarez.

Despite the knockdown, Lara thought he had a good enough lead to win the fight. Had Lara not been knocked down, the fight would have finished a majority draw with both boxers keeping their respective belts. In regards to the decision, Lara said, "Besides the last round, I thought I was winning this fight easily. That's not to decide the fight. One punch in a fight doesn't determine the fight. One hundred percent I want the rematch. The problem was the cut on the eye. I couldn't see in the last round." After the fight, Hurd said, "It was a tough one, but I went out there and did exactly what I said I was going to do -- fight all 12 rounds and get the victory. I didn't feel like that [12th-round knockdown for the win]. I feel like I was in control the whole fight, applying the pressure." According to CompuBox statistics, Hurd landed 217 of 824 punches thrown (26%) and Lara landed 176 of his 572 thrown (31%). Hurd outlanded Lara 106-71 in the final four rounds, with 96 being power shots compared to Lara's 58 power punches.[32][33] The fight, televised on Showtime, averaged 490,000 viewers and peaked at 521,000 viewers.[34]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
22 fights 22 wins 0 losses
By knockout 15 0
By decision 7 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
22 Win 22–0 Cuba Erislandy Lara SD 12 Apr 7, 2018 United States The Joint, Paradise, Nevada Retained IBF light middleweight title;
Won WBA (Super) and IBO light middleweight titles
21 Win 21–0 United States Austin Trout RTD 10 (12), 3:00 Oct 14, 2017 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York Retained IBF light middleweight title
20 Win 20–0 United States Tony Harrison TKO 9 (12), 2:24 Feb 25, 2017 United States Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama Won vacant IBF light middleweight title
19 Win 19–0 Romania Jo Jo Dan TKO 6 (10), 1:08 Nov 12, 2016 United States Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 Win 18–0 United States Óscar Molina TKO 10 (10), 2:02 Jun 25, 2016 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York
17 Win 17–0 United States Frank Galarza TKO 6 (10), 0:59 Nov 14, 2015 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada
16 Win 16–0 United States Jeff Lentz TKO 7 (8), 2:59 Aug 14, 2015 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
15 Win 15–0 United States Eric Mitchell TKO 3 (8), 2:07 Apr 18, 2015 United States Valley Forge Casino and Resort, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
14 Win 14–0 United States Emmanuel Sanchez MD 6 Dec 5, 2014 United States Harrah's Philadelphia, Chester, Pennsylvania
13 Win 13–0 United States Terry Cade KO 1 (6), 2:39 Dec 5, 2014 United States Constitution Hall, Washington D.C.
12 Win 12–0 United States Joshua Robertson TKO 1 (6), 1:51 Jun 13, 2014 United States Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland
11 Win 11–0 United States Chris Chatman SD 6 Jan 17, 2014 United States Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland
10 Win 10–0 United States George Armenta KO 2 (6), 0:11 Dec 6, 2013 United States Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland
9 Win 9–0 United States Frank Gedeon UD 6 Oct 18, 2013 United States Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland
8 Win 8–0 United States Issa Coulibaly KO 3 (4), 1:59 Aug 10, 2013 United States Convention Center, Washington D.C.
7 Win 7–0 United States Joshua Burns TKO 2 (6), 2:39 Jul 13, 2013 United States Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland
6 Win 6–0 United States Greg Hackett UD 6 Apr 20, 2013 United States The Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
5 Win 5–0 United States Thomas Baldwin UD 4 Mar 2, 2013 United States Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland
4 Win 4–0 United States Trenton Titsworth UD 4 Jul 13, 2013 United States Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland
3 Win 3–0 United States Anthony Jones KO 1 (4), 1:09 Dec 8, 2012 United States Convention Center, Washington D.C.
2 Win 2–0 United States Coy Lanbert KO 4 (4), 2:08 Nov 3, 2012 United States Convention Center, Washington D.C.
1 Win 1–0 United States Mike Arnold TKO 1 (4), 1:30 Sep 29, 2012 United States Convention Center, Washington D.C.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.ringtv.com/472882-new-faces-jarrett-hurd/
  2. ^ "Squad Goals: The Story of Jarrett Hurd's Swift Ascension". roundbyroundboxing.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  3. ^ https://www.ringtv.com/403993-jarrett-hurd-stops-frank-galarza-in-six/
  4. ^ "Hurd Stops Galarza, Derevyanchenko Blasts Nicklow". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  5. ^ "Thurman-Porter Undercard is Coming Together". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  6. ^ "Thurman vs. Porter: Hurd-Molina Replaces Cuellar-Mares on TV". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  7. ^ "Oscar Molina, Jarrett Hurd Aim to Make Most of Surprise CBS Slot". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  8. ^ "Hurd wins prospect battle against Molina". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  9. ^ "Jarrett Hurd Drops, Stops Oscar Molina in The Tenth Round". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  10. ^ "Fortuna-Douglas, Hurd-Cota on Danny-Garcia-Samuel Vargas Bill". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-11. 
  11. ^ "Jarrett Hurd vs. Jo Jo Dan Set, Jorge Cota is Now Out". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-11. 
  12. ^ "Jarrett Hurd Dominates and Stops Jo Jo Dan in Round 6". Round By Round Boxing. Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
  13. ^ "Jo Jo Dan: Fighting At 154 Was Too Much Against Jarrett Hurd". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-11. 
  14. ^ "Tony Harrison vs. Jarrett Hurd on Wilder-Wawrzyk Undercard". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-11. 
  15. ^ "Tony Harrison, Jarrett Hurd hope to make their dreams come true". Espn.com. 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
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  20. ^ "Jarrett Hurd vs. Austin Trout is on for tentative summer date - The Ring". The Ring. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  21. ^ "Charlo-Lubin, Hurd-Trout Show in Works for September 30th - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-07-20. 
  22. ^ "Jermell Charlo-Erickson Lubin tops 154-pound title tripleheader on Oct. 14 - The Ring". The Ring. 2017-08-24. Retrieved 2017-08-26. 
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  24. ^ "Charlo demolishes Lubin with brutal KO in Round 1". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-10-15. 
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  26. ^ "Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd Deal Getting Very Close For April". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 
  27. ^ RINGSIDE. "Spectacular! - Showtime / PBC unveil sensational six months featuring mass of world title fights". WBN - World Boxing News. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 
  28. ^ "Broner-Figueroa, Stevenson-Jack, Lara-Hurd Set For Showtime". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 
  29. ^ "Purses: Lara $1 million, Hurd $500K » Boxing News". Boxing News 24. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-04-07. 
  30. ^ "Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara - Official Scorecards - Photo". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  31. ^ "Jarrett Hurd Drops, Decisions Erislandy Lara To Unify Titles". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  32. ^ "Hurd's split decision win over Lara unifies titles". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  33. ^ "Final-round drama lifts Jarrett Hurd past Erislandy Lara in match of the year candidate". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  34. ^ "Hurd-Lara Drew Higher Ratings for Showtime Than Joshua-Parker". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 

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Sporting positions
Minor world boxing titles
Preceded by
Erislandy Lara
IBO light middleweight champion
April 7, 2018 – present
Incumbent
Major world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Jermall Charlo
IBF light middleweight champion
February 25, 2017 - present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Erislandy Lara
WBA light middleweight champion
Super title

April 7, 2018 - present