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Jarrett Hurd Turns Back on Lara Rematch, Wants Kell Brook Next

IBF, WBA junior middleweight world titleholder Jarrett Hurd is looking for the biggest fight possible.

As BoxingScene.com reported a few weeks ago, the WBA has ordered a rematch between Hurd and former champion Erislandy Lara.

Hurd scored a knockdown in the twelfth and final round to unseat Lara April 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The knockdown was the difference on the official scorecards and gave Hurd the split decision win to unify his two world titles.

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Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) is not in favor of facing Lara for a second time, at least not now.

He wants to face fresh blood.

"I don't want a rematch," Hurd said to ESPN. "I don't know how long I can hold the weight class. I'm trying to become undisputed champ and I feel like I just beat you so that's going backwards."

And one of the names at the top of his list - is Sheffield star and former world champion Kell Brook.

"What we want is a fight with Kell Brook because we want a durable opponent, somebody who will be competitive and a fight with Kell Brook would be really competitive," Hurd said.

It remain to be seen if Brook actually takes that fight - as he's pursuing a showdown with domestic rival Amir Khan.

And Hurd won't be traveling over to the UK to make the fight happen. Brook will have to come to the United States.

"I'm the champion. He would have to come to me," Hurd said.

 I like that fight. He has a big name also. But I also think Khan is an easier fight for him because Khan is really a 147-pounder and I'm a huge 154-pounder, but we'll see. Right now Kell Brook is kind of wanting the fight with Amir Khan so if he doesn't take the fight with me, I'll fight one of my mandatories or whoever."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bboy80 on 06-01-2018

[QUOTE=omh;18805766]Did he just call brook durable?[/QUOTE] Brook is, his eyes aren't.

Comment by allenfred on 06-01-2018

[QUOTE=WhatDisButtonDo;18812549]Hurd would force Canelo to fight..and with his stamina it would be a pounding I believe. If Someone with good stamina and some of the best footwork can't avoid Hurd, than neither can Canelo.[/QUOTE] Hurd is not a great fighter…

Comment by WhatDisButtonDo on 05-28-2018

[QUOTE=allenfred;18812325]Canelo would beat Hurd. But that Mex kid hurts Hurd also. Charlo stops Hurd via KO. Hurd will be exposed as an average talent when matched with the great fighters. Hurd is not smart anyway. Dim bulb beating smaller boxers.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by AddiX on 05-28-2018

[QUOTE=WhatDisButtonDo;18812306]Someone like Hurd would kill Canelo. GGG is very aggressive but in a controlled fashion. Hurd is more so of the Paul Williams and the Margarito variety...I also don't think Canelo would really be able to hurt Hurd either. Not…

Comment by allenfred on 05-28-2018

[QUOTE=WhatDisButtonDo;18812306]Someone like Hurd would kill Canelo. GGG is very aggressive but in a controlled fashion. Hurd is more so of the Paul Williams and the Margarito variety...I also don't think Canelo would really be able to hurt Hurd either. Not…

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