Hurd: Charlo Will Be Easier Than Lara - I Know I Can Stop Him!

WBA, IBF, IBO junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) is now looking for the biggest fight possible, which he hopes would be a unification with WBC champion Jermell Charlo.

Hurd wants to fight again before the year is out.

Back in April in Las Vegas, Hurd picked up the biggest win of his career when he won a twelve round split decision over division leader Erislandy Lara.


The IBF has ordered a final eliminator between Julian Williams and Takeshi Inoue, and Hurd has no issue facing either fighter.

"I haven’t seen much on Inoue, but from what I do know, I think Williams is the better fighter and wins that fight. Whoever the winner is, though, I plan on beating him in dramatic fashion," Hurd told Premier Boxing Champions.

"Williams is a good boxer, and if he comes with a good game plan against me, I can see myself still winning a unanimous decision. But if he comes in and brings the fight to me, I can see myself stopping him."

But the fight at the top of his list, is Charlo.

Because of their styles, Hurd believes Charlo would be an easier fight than Lara or Austin Trout. Charlo went the distance with Trout, while Hurd is the only man to stop the veteran boxer. 

"I definitely wanna fight Jermell Charlo. I know Jermell Charlo is going to fight with emotion, and that’s going to make him an easier fight than Trout or Lara, both southpaws. Before Jermell fought Austin Trout and beat him by decision, all you heard from him is that he wanted to fight me," Hurd said.

"But after he beat Trout, and the way I beat Trout, I haven’t heard too much from him about wanting to fight me. I’ve said things to try to hype up the fight, but lately, he hasn’t responded. Hopefully the Jermell Charlo fight’s one that can be made sometime during 2019, because I know I can definitely stop him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Real boxer on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=BoxingTech718;19085578]A guy who defends punches by absorbing them is not going to last long. Charlo can crack and is technically sound. He will lay the boom in a way that Lara wasn’t capable of.[/QUOTE] Margarito had a 13 year career.…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 09-12-2018

I thought a Lara-Hurd rematch was ordered. Did papa Haymon stop it? What's Lara doing?

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=Ake-Dawg;19091487]If Charlo felt that Lara was better than him, maybe what you said would seem logical. Also, both Charlo's were adamant that they'd have stopped Trout if he hadn't conceded the loss and simply looked to survive. Another thing, Jermell…

Comment by Ake-Dawg on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=PBR Streetgang;19090603]It's my perception of when I see him interviewed and talk about Hurd. Just my opinion and you have yours, we can agree to disagree. As I said, I think stylistically I think Charlo matches up very favorably to…

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=Ake-Dawg;19088623]Charlo called out Hurd first. Not sure where the rattled comes from.[/QUOTE] It's my perception of when I see him interviewed and talk about Hurd. Just my opinion and you have yours, we can agree to disagree. As I said,…

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