Jarrett Hurd expects to return in December; Julian Williams in 2019?(VIDEO)

After defeating Erislandy Lara in April to unify the IBF and WBA titles at 154, Jarrett Hurd has been out of commission after having surgery back in June to repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder. According to Hurd, the injury happened while he was in training camp for the Lara fight.

Currently, Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) is rehabbing the shoulder. If all goes well, he expects to be back in action by the end of the year.

“We’re trying to fight in December,” Hurd recently told Pau Gant. “We’re not sure exactly the date; he said the first week in December. You know we got Deontay Wilder’s card coming up. We hearing about Floyd(Mayweather) coming back in fighting, so the first week of December, I don’t know what I’m going to fight on, but I may have my own card, who knows, but December for sure.”

According to the 28-year-old Hurd, the December fight would be a tuneup, and then he wants bigger and better things in 2019.

Hurd reportedly could be on the Wilder-Fury undercard on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, or as he said, maybe he will headline his own card. We shall see.

Listen below as Hurd talks his plans for 2018 and 2019, and the possibility of fighting Julian Williams and Jermell Charlo next year: