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Hurd: Time To Put Everyone on Notice Who The Best at 154 Is!

IBF junior middleweight world champion Jarrett Hurd (21-0, 15 KOs) finally got his man.

Hurd had called for a unification showdown with WBA, IBO world champion Erislandy Lara (25-2-2, 14 KOs).

On Wednesday, the fight was made official when Showtime announced the contest for April 7th at a venue to be determined at a later date.

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Last October, a Showtime televised tripleheader took place with Hurd, Lara and WBC champion Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) making defenses at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Many saw the event as a building block to a series of unification fights between all three boxers.

Hurd became the first man to stop Austin Trout, while Lara dominated Olympian Terrell Gausha, and Charlo blew away Erickson Lubin in one round.

Lara's manager, Luis DeCubas Jr., had stated earlier this month that a clash with Hurd was coming close to a deal.

DeCubas Jr. told George Ebro - "This is what everyone and Lara himself were asking for, [for Lara to fight] a champion that comes forward without stopping. This is going to be an entertaining fight with a lot of action."

Hurd views Lara as the top guy at the weight and the perfect opponent to overcome in order to take the throne at junior middleweight - and also placing three world titles around his waist in the process.

"It's time to put everyone on notice who the best 154-pounder is. I know a win over Erislandy Lara will put me there so I'm coming for that number one spot," Hurd said.

Earlier this month, Hurd discussed how Trout was the perfect opponent to get properly prepared for a fight with Lara. The Cuban boxer holds a decision win over Trout.

“I feel like Trout was the perfect fight for me to prepare for Lara, being that it serves as the natural transition to assimilate and go from one southpaw to another,” said Hurd.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ganondorf on 01-29-2018

Lara by UD. I guess if he lands enough lefts he could possibly stop Hurd but I doubt it. Lara by Decision.

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 01-29-2018

[QUOTE=Evil_Meat;18435562]Yeah I'm not sure either, which is why I'm really excited to see this fight. If I had to decide I'd say Hurd will take way too many clean lefts, and will probably end up getting stopped late. I could…

Comment by Mike Haynes on 01-25-2018

Lara gonna go out like Rigondeaux.....holding and hugging to point deductions as well as his traditional laps around the ring....on his way to a boring UD loss.

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-25-2018

rooting for hurd,time to close the curtain on the snoozefest show that is lara,no offense to the sweet science

Comment by Evil_Meat on 01-25-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18434217]Man I dunno, Hurd looked devastating against Trout, can Lara withstand that kind of pressure, I know he's good but I dunno.[/QUOTE] Yeah I'm not sure either, which is why I'm really excited to see this fight. If I had…

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