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Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara Rematch Ordered

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that the Championship Committee of the World Boxing Association has ordered an immediate rematch between WBA/IBF junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd and former beltholder Erislandy Lara.

The two sides were advised that a deal must be reached within 30 days or a purse bid would be scheduled.   

In the main event of a Showtime televised tripleheader, the two boxers collided back on April 7th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 

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In a very close contest, with plenty of fireworks, Hurd walked away with a close twelve round split decision victory.

The scores saw 114-113, 114-113 in favor of Hurd, and 114-113 in favor of Lara.

Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) clinched the victory in the twelfth and final round, when he scored a knockdown on Lara (25-3-2, 14 KOs) in the final minute of the fight - which swung a 10-8 round in his favor on the official cards.

After the contest, Lara was not happy with the scorecards.

"Besides the last round, I thought I was winning this fight easily," Lara said. "That's not to decide the fight.  I was winning the fight.  One punch in a fight doesn't determine the fight.
 
"It was a great fight for the fans. I stood there, fought and it was fun. I thought I clearly won the fight. Once again a decision goes against me, but hey we just have to do the rematch."

The current plan for Hurd, and Showtime, is to stage a fall showdown with WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs).

Charlo is scheduled to defend his title against Austin Trout on June 9th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The contest will be a Showtime televised co-featured to the Abner Mares vs. Leo Santa Cruz rematch.

A unification with Charlo will trump a unification a rematch order - but Hurd would have to submit for an exception to get approved.

Before any of that, Charlo will have to win and walk away from the fight without injury.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AdonisCreed on 04-26-2018

I'd rather see Hurd and Charlo in a unification match and then Lara gets the winner. I'm a huge Lara fan and I think he won the fight even with the knock down but as fan of the sport I'm…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 04-26-2018

Hurd wins by KO, all you fools yelling PEDS this PEDS that, the dude is 6'2 fighting at 154 what do you expect him to look like lol.

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 04-26-2018

If Lara wants to leave this sport financially set and more importantly with his health intact, I'd forget about this rematch. He doesn't have the dimensions to win this.

Comment by steeve steel on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=considerthis;18707803]How much did he rehydrate? Don't recall seeing his fight night weight posted.[/QUOTE] He apparently weighed only one pound heavier than Lara, at 163. But there are conflicting statements as to when that was; early morning or night before the…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 04-26-2018

Why not, It was close.

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