Unified junior middleweight champion is on a nice run right now, and he has beaten some quality fighters along the way. Hurd has beaten one current and two world former world champions in three out of his last four fights, and on Saturday, he will be facing a guy who many believe has championship caliber ability in Julian Williams.
Hurd and Williams will battle it out at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, which air on FOX.
The undefeated Hurd(23-0, 16 KOs) believes he has established himself as one of pound-for-pound best in the sport of boxing, and he thinks he has the resume to prove it.
“I don’t want this fight to be close,” said Hurd about his fight with Williams on a conference call last week. “I’m trying to get the recognition that I work hard for. I think I have a better resume than guys at the top of the pound-for-pound list. I’m going to come out and prove it Saturday night and make a statement on FOX.”
Hurd is usually a guy that keeps coming forward, which makes for exciting fights. In April 2018, Hurd unified 154-pound titles by defeating WBA titlist Erislandy Lara in a thrilling contest that saw Hurd drop Lara in the final round to edge the decision on the scorecards. It was the consensus 2018 Fight of the Year, including recognition from the BWAA, ESPN, Sporting News and more.
“For me to be in a Fight of the Year against a fighter with Erislandy Lara’s style, I must be an exciting fighter,” said Hurd. “When fans tune-in to watch me, they know the fight is usually action-packed. I go out there and leave it all in the ring and give it my all every time.”
Hurd is definitely climbing the pound-for-pound list, and if he keeps winning and keeps collecting belts, he might make his way to the top. No matter what happens, here’s one thing you can guarantee with Hurd: it’s going to be fun to watch.