Hurd: “I’m Going to Be Fighting Soon”

Jarrett Hurd
Jarrett Hurd

Jarrett Hurd Hints At Impending Come Back

Earlier this year, on May 11, Julian “J-Rock” Williams (27-1-1, 16 KO’s) staged an epic battle with “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (23-1, 16 KO’s). After twelve electric rounds of action, Williams prevailed by way of unanimous decision and walked away with Hurd’s WBA, IBF and IBO world super welterweight titles. It was Hurd’s first professional loss. Ever since this ferocious battle, Jarrett Hurd has all but fell off the map.

Through the grapevine, in the aftermath of the J-Rock prizefight, it was said that Swift had split from his long time trainer Ernesto Rodriguez. Being that Rodriguez was his only professional chief second, the news was shocking for a good amount of folks. Also, Hurd was supposed to immediately rematch with Williams, but then dropped out at the last minute without explanation. The switch in trainers, missing the rematch and his overall radio silence had the boxing world looking extra confused.

“Me and J? Oh yeah, we going to have to see. The fight did fall through, it had a lot to do with my situation I was in and we’ll see. I’m not exactly sure when but I definitely do want to win my titles back.” ~Jarrett Hurd

At the recent Brian Castano vs. Wale Omotoso prizefight, which aired on FOX Sport 1, Hurd made an appearance and answered a few questions…sort of.

For the better part of it, an amenable Swift Hurd remained rather tight-lipped on the juicier subjects. The Maryland native would not supply any substantial answers to anything regarding his next opponent, when the J-Rock rematch might happen or anything regarding his split with Coach Rodriguez.

“Like I said, I’m going to be fighting soon I don’t want to put too much out there. I want all the viewers that I know want to hear about Swift Jarrett Hurd, I know they want to know the story behind everything and just tune in. I should be fighting sometime maybe in December hopefully, or January, and I’m going to put the story out to the world what really happened.”

Hurd did openly say that he would be fighting fairly soon. Along with that tidbit of information, Swift revealed that he would finally provide the answers to all these lingering questions with the announcement of his next fight. In mysterious fashion though, Hurd gave the impression that he may not be returning to the super welterweight division. At least, not in his next outing.

Guess we’ll just have to stay tuned in to see what’s next up for Swift Jarrett Hurd. 3kingsboxing will stay on top of all the latest developments.

“Like I said, tune in guys! It’s on the tip of my tongue. I wanted Valdez, but like I said, one thing that I can say that I had put out there is I have changed trainers. I’m training with Coach K, Koroma now. He is also trained Shakur Stevenson and you know like I said, our chemistry. We got to work things out to see what it’s going to be like sharing the ring together. So far I love the training, I love working with him, and at the end of the day, tune in!”

By: Bakari Simpson

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