Considered as a professional boxer with great boxing skills and knockout power, Jarret Hurd is a former unified light middleweight world champion. He has held the WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO titles from 2017 to 2019. According to The Ring magazine, they rank Hurd as the second-best active light middleweight fighter in the world in 2019.

Unlike other boxers such as Brian Castano who was exposed to boxing at a young age, Hurd is a late bloomer. He was already 15 years old when he entered a boxing gym for the first time. But he was not that interested in the sport. Hurd has a different plan and wants to pursue a firefighter career. It was not until the death of his former coach Tom Browner that led Jarrett Hurd pursuit a boxing career. His rise to the 154-pound division and eventually as a world champion was fast. Hence, the nickname “Swift.”

Born 31 Aug 1990
Nationality United States United States

Jarrett Hurd’s championship run began in 2015. He defeated Eric Mitchell in a technical knockout (TKO) in the third round. The following year, he defeated Jo Jo Dan, a former title challenger, in a TKO in the sixth round.

Jarrett Hurd won the IBF World Super Welterweight Title in 2017. He defeated Tony Harrison by TKO in the ninth round. Another highlight to his career was stopping Austin Trout, a former world champion, in the 10th round.

In 2018, nothing was stopping Jarrett Hurd from claiming the WBA World Super Welterweight Champion title from Erislandy Lara. It was a highly anticipated game. Upon Lara’s defeat, Hurd won the sixth unification fight in division history.

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