Luis Arias is working hard and made several adjustments to his training, for the upcoming fight with former junior middleweight world champion Jarrett Hurd.
Arias (18-2-1, 9 KOs) will face Hurd on June 6, as part of the pay-per-view undercard to Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
In his last fight, at middleweight in August of 2019, Arias was dropped twice in losing a ten round decision to Luke Keeler. Prior to that fight, also at middleweight, he fought to a draw with Gabe Rosado.
Hurd saw action in January of 2020, when he won a ten round decision over Francisco Santana.
Arias went back to his roots, in terms of his training, as the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.
“It feels amazing to be involved in this event. For a fighter like me who’s been up and down, who was undefeated at one point and then lost it all, went from being one of the best to being overlooked, to be able to fight my way through and to be able to keep fighting and keep working to get back on this big stage is truly a blessing. I’m happy. I’m blessed. I can’t wait to get on that stage," Arias said.
“Boxing is my life and I had to make the necessary changes to get back to this level. I’ve already been to the highest level and I fell short. I got the experience of being there, I know what I need to do to get there and I made those necessary changes. It’s one of the reasons I came back to Vegas, to start training over here to get that experience, to get to that level and to get better. That’s what I’ve been doing and that’s why I’ve been able to prove that I still belong. Floyd saw it. I sparred Floyd. He sees that I still got it and I’m making the changes. He sees how my body is changing and he sees that I can still compete.”