Lotierzo Looks at the Super Welterweight Division (154 LBS) – The 154 pound super welterweight division is one of the weight classes where the title belts are splintered, with four major world titles around the waists of four different men.
The WBA world title belt is with Cuba’s eclectic Erislandy Lara (25-2-2). At 34 years old, Lara is still looking for a big money as his highly technical style has failed to excite the public.
WBC champion Jermell Charlo (30-0) is coming off a terrific 2017 that saw him make two successful title defenses. In his last outing, he put undefeated challenger Erickson Lubin down and out in the very first round. Just 27 years old, Charlo will be looking to separate himself from the pack further in 2018.
IBF titlist Jarrett Hurd (21-0) is also 27 years old and he is coming off a 2017 that saw him capture the belt and successfully defend it. His October win over vetern Austin Trout may have been a signal that he is also ready for bigger and better things.
The WBO world title is in the hands of Sadam Ali, who won it from retiring Miguel Cotto to close out 2017. The bout was Ali’s first at this weight but he looked like a better fighter at 154 pounds than at welterweight. He adds an intriguing new presence to the weight class as we head into 2018.
In this latest year-end review and preview for 2018, we talk with our analyst Frank Lotierzo about the talent currently operating at 154 pounds.
Also, do not miss “Lotierzo Looks at the Middleweight Division (160 LBS)” for more boxing talk with Frank Lotierzo.
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Jarrett Hurd, Jermell Charlo and Erislandy Lara all hold belts at super welterweight.