Jarrett Hurd: “Now I`m Number One In The World” – Jarrett Hurd unified the 154-pound division with a 12-round split-decision victory over Erislandy Lara in an all-action fight Saturday on Showtime before a sold out crowd of 2,579 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs), who entered as IBF Champion, dethroned the WBA Champion in just the seventh unification fight in division history. The difference in the Fight of the Year candidate was a short left hook that floored Lara in the final minute of the fight. Had the 27-year-old Hurd not scored the knockdown, the fight would have been ruled a majority draw.
On this segment our man Marcelino Castillo talks to Hurd after his huge win over Lara.
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