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Williams: Hurd Got Haircut, Was Laughing, Joking In Locker Room

By Keith Idec

Julian Williams felt he had another advantage over Jarrett Hurd once his trainer told him what was happening in Hurd’s dressing room before their fight Saturday night.

When Stephen “Breadman” Edwards informed him of the atmosphere there, Williams knew Hurd was underestimating him. The newly crowned IBF, IBO and WBA 154-pound champion sensed that the previously undefeated Hurd didn’t have the same sense of urgency Williams felt entering their nationally televised, 12-round fight.

As Williams went to work on the inside early in their fight, Williams also realized his strength surprised Hurd.

“Yeah, because he thought that’s where he was gonna wear me down,” Williams told a group of reporters at ringside following his unanimous-decision win. “He don’t know how physically strong I am. You think I went to camp for two months, away from my family, stayed in a stinking-ass hotel, with hookers & sh*t like that, just to run around the ring from this guy? They underestimated me. My coach was telling they was getting haircuts in the locker room, laughing and joking. You see I just stayed calm. You know what I mean?”

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Philadelphia’s Williams (27-1-1, 16 KOs, 1 NC) dropped Hurd (23-1, 16 KOs) after landing a left hook near Hurd’s temple in the second round. Williams went on to control much of the action, particularly when they fought from close distances, out-landed the former champion, took Hurd’s best shots and won on all three scorecards (116-111, 115-112, 115-112).

The 29-year-old Williams was roughly a 4-1 underdog entering their fight at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, about 30 miles from Hurd’s hometown of Accokeek, Maryland. For Williams, his impressive victory enabled him to redeem himself 2½ years after Jermall Charlo knocked him out in the fifth round of their fight for Charlo’s IBF junior middleweight title in Los Angeles.

“I think a lot of people, I don’t wanna say overrated Jarrett Hurd, because he’s a great fighter,” Williams said. “But they underrated me. And I just studied and we worked and we worked and we worked. And I trained.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr.365 on 05-15-2019

Would be hilarious 😂 if Hurd finally gets rid of that Odell look for his comeback fight

Comment by lowblows420 on 05-14-2019

You tellem j rock he ain't bout to leave his family for some hookers and not fight shieeeet he ain't runnin!

Comment by P4Pdunny on 05-14-2019

lol what kind of hotel was that??!!

Comment by VatoMulatto on 05-14-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19741473]May 10, 2019: "The 6-feet-1 Hurd, the biggest champion in the 154-pound division, revealed Thursday night[B] that he had to cut 36 pounds during fight week six months ago.[/B] Hurd still weighed in at 152 pounds, two below his division’s…

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