Hurd won’t move up to middleweight until 2020
Unified junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd says he intends to stay at 154 pounds until 2020. For now, he hopes to unify the remaining junior middleweight belts.
The champion will make his second appearance of 2018 December 1 when he takes on Jason Welborn. This will be his first fight since his April unification bout against Erislandy Lara.
He is being lined up for another huge unification bout in 2019 against WBC Jermell Charlo. Of course, provided both men keep winning.
Should he remain at 154 for one more year, we could potentially see a match with Jaime Munguia for his WBO title in what could be an absolute war.
If Hurd, who’s a big junior middleweight, is able to continue to make weight comfortably, the 160 pounds division and all of its top fighters will have to wait until 2020 to welcome him.
By: Jerrell Fletcher