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Jarrett Hurd News
The father of the former unified world super welterweight champion died Thursday morning at age 63.
The former unified 154-pound champion and the undefeated welterweight prospects unveil their plans for 2021 and beyond.
Jarrett Hurd Fights
Loss vs Luis Arias 18-2-1
Jun 06, 2021 • Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA
Jarrett Hurd LOSES to Luis Arias by SD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Francisco Santana 25-7-1
Jan 25, 2020 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Francisco Santana by UD in Round 10 of 10
Loss vs Julian Williams 28-3-1
May 11, 2019 • EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia
Jarrett Hurd LOSES to Julian Williams by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Jason Welborn 24-6-0
Dec 01, 2018 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Jason Welborn by KO in Round 4 of 12
WIN vs Erislandy Lara 29-3-3
Apr 07, 2018 • The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Erislandy Lara LOSES to Jarrett Hurd by SD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Austin Trout 36-5-1
Oct 14, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Austin Trout by TKO in Round 10 of 12
WIN vs Tony Harrison 29-3-1
Feb 25, 2017 • Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Tony Harrison LOSES to Jarrett Hurd by TKO in Round 9 of 12
Win vs Ionut Dan Ion 36-5-0
Nov 12, 2016 • Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Ionut Dan Ion by TKO in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Oscar Molina 13-0-0
Jun 25, 2016 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Oscar Molina by TKO in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Frank Galarza 20-3-2
Nov 14, 2015 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Frank Galarza by TKO in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Jeff Lentz 5-0-0
Aug 14, 2015 • Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Jeff Lentz by TKO in Round 7 of 8
Win vs Eric Mitchell 23-11-2
Apr 18, 2015 • Valley Forge Casino and Resort, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Eric Mitchell by TKO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Emmanuel Sanchez 5-1-0
Dec 05, 2014 • Harrah's Philadelphia, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Emmanuel Sanchez by MD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Terry Cade 4-6-1
Nov 01, 2014 • Constitution Hall, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Terry Cade by KO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Joshua Robertson 6-5-0
Jun 13, 2014 • Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Joshua Robertson by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Chris Chatman 11-2-1
Jan 17, 2014 • Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Chris Chatman by SD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs George Armenta 14-10-0
Dec 06, 2013 • Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against George Armenta by KO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Frank Gedeon 4-0-2
Oct 18, 2013 • Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Frank Gedeon by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Issa Coulibaly 1-4-0
Aug 10, 2013 • Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Issa Coulibaly by KO in Round 3 of 4
Win vs Joshua Burns 4-15-7
Jul 13, 2013 • Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Joshua Burns by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Greg Hackett 2-10-0
Apr 20, 2013 • Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Greg Hackett by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Thomas Baldwin 2-0-2
Mar 02, 2013 • Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Thomas Baldwin by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Trenton Titsworth 5-14-1
Jan 12, 2013 • Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Trenton Titsworth by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Anthony Jones 0-5-0
Dec 08, 2012 • Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Anthony Jones by KO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Coy Lanbert 1-4-0
Nov 03, 2012 • Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Coy Lanbert by KO in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Mike Arnold 0-8-0
Sep 29, 2012 • Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jarrett Hurd WINS against Mike Arnold by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Jarrett Hurd Bio
Possessing both solid boxing skills and knockout power, Maryland native Jarrett Hurd is already one of the biggest names in the sport. Now he is on a mission to regain his 154-pound world titles.
A LATE BLOOMER
A native of Accokeek, Maryland, “Swift” Jarrett Hurd first entered a boxing gym as a 15-year-old, a relatively late start for most boxers who turn professional. Hurd did so at the urging of his father, Fred Sr., but his dedication to pugilism was lukewarm as he intermittently engaged in amateur tournaments under then-coach Tom Browner.
After graduating from Gwynn Park High in Brandywine, Maryland, Hurd left the sport for good (or so he thought), in pursuit of becoming a firefighter at a junior college while splitting time as a Safeway employee. But Browner’s death in 2010 inspired Hurd to return to boxing.
Hurd’s parents, including his mother, Brenda, promised to financially support his early career. Their son’s ascent to becoming a 154-pound world champion has been as “Swift” as his nickname implies.
Hurd debuted in September 2012 within an hour of his hometown, registering a 90-second TKO of Mike Arnold at The Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Arnold was among Hurd’s nine stoppage victories within his initial 15 bouts, including four- and six-round unanimous decisions over previously unbeaten fighters Thomas Baldwin (March) and Frank Gedeon (October) during a seven-fight 2013.
THE CHAMPIONSHIP RUN
Hurd’s run began in April 2015 with a third-round TKO of Eric Mitchell and included a sixth-round TKO of former title challenger Jo Jo Dan in November 2016. There were also Hurd’s successive stoppages of previously unbeatens Jeff Lentz and Frank Galarza in the seventh and sixth rounds in August and November 2015 as well as one in the 10th over Oscar Molina in June 2016.
Armed with a 76 ½-inch reach, the 6-foot-1 Hurd stopped seven straight opponents to improve to 21-0 with 15 KOs. In February 2017, he won the IBF World Super Welterweight Title with a ninth-round TKO over future WBC champion Tony Harrison.
Hurd followed that up with a brilliant performance against Austin Trout in October 2017, stopping the former world champion in the 10th round of a war.
Hurd fought at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for both wins over Harrison and Trout, who was stopped for the first time in his career.
On April 7, 2018, the 27-year-old Hurd took on WBA World Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy Lara in a highly-anticipated unification bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. What transpired was a modern-day classic; a back and forth battle that was named the Fight of the Year by many publications.
Cuban southpaw Lara, also the 154-pound division’s longest-reigning champion, jumped out to an early lead, using his jab and sublime skills to keep Hurd at bay.
But “Swift” kept coming. He took over down the stretch, punishing Lara to the body and wearing him down. The fight was still up for grabs heading into the 12th and final round. Hurd sealed the deal by dropping Lara with a short left hook midway through the frame. It was enough to earn him the split decision win to become the unified WBA and IBF world champion.
By defeating Lara, Hurd won the sixth unification fight in division history, joining Canelo Alvarez and Hall of Famers Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya, Terry Norris and Winky Wright as the only boxers to unify 154-pound titles.
A surgical procedure on the shoulder kept Hurd out of the ring until December 1, 2018. He proved he was still in top form, stopping England’s Jason Welborn with a single body shot in the fourth round at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
A SETBACK LEADS TO CHANGE
Not one for a soft touch, Hurd took on dangerous former world title challenger Julian “J-Rock” Williams on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. It was Hurd’s first bout near his hometown since winning a world title.
True to form, Hurd delivered another Fight of the Year candidate. However, Williams also turned in a career-best performance, dropping the champion once in the second and outboxing and outbrawling him the rest of the way to becoming the new unified titlist, winning by two scores of 115-112 and one of 116-111.
"He is a lot sharper than I expected,” Hurd said. “I knew he had great inside game. It was a little better than I expected. He landed some great shots inside. I thought the close fight was going to benefit me, but it went to both sides.”
Hurd initially wanted an immediate rematch with Williams. But when he switched trainers, from Ernesto Rodriguez to US Olympic coach Kay Koroma, the former champ decided more work was needed to hone his craft before stepping in against the elite.
On Saturday, January 25, Hurd returned to the ring versus veteran Francisco Santana at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Except, this wasn’t the Hurd who engaged in a toe-to-toe brawl at first opportunity. This Hurd used his long jab to keep Santana at bay. When Santana did manage to get inside, Hurd deftly rolled and slipped the oncoming, while countering with shots of his own.
The old Hurd briefly resurfaced in the 10th and final round as he sought to close the show. A beautiful right uppercut floored Santana, who somehow managed to rise. It put an exclamation point on Hurd’s one-sided unanimous decision win. Final scores were 99-90, 99-90 and 97-92.
“We want the belts. We want the best,” Hurd said afterward. “I’m not exactly sure what’s going to be the next move, but we want the belts.”
Dealing With Adversity
Tragedy stuck the Hurd family when in March 2021, Fred Hurd, father of Jarrett, died at 63. It was Fred, a long-time boxing fan, who urged his younger son Jarrett to take up the sport. Jarrett ultimately returned to the ring on June 6, 2021, on the undercard of the Mayweather-Paul SHOWTIME pay-per-view at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Fighting at middleweight and facing a determined Luis Arias, Hurd would lose a 10-round split decision despite dropping Arias in the ninth round.
“I’m not sure what went wrong tonight,” said Hurd. “I believe I won the fight. I had a knockdown. I could make a hundred excuses but it wasn’t a great performance.
"I'll take the rematch at whatever weight. I know I'm the better man."