Boxing Channel had an opportunity to talk with Jarrett Hurd in LA this week.
How is your shoulder feeling? 0:00
Are you at 100% now that you’re getting back into the ring and facing Jason Welborn? 0:21
Tell us a little about your community work? 0:42
You give back a lot to the community and are a role model for the kids. With your busy schedule, how do you make the time? 1:16
In this upcoming fight, how many rounds do you think you need before you feel confident that your shoulder is at 100%? 1:33
What’s next for you? A unification bout with Jermell Charlo? A move up in weight division? 2:12
The twenty-eight-year-old Hurd, (22-0, 15 KOs) is scheduled to fight Jason Welborn on the Wilder-Fury undercard on December 1st.
Hurd is currently a unified world light middleweight champion, he’s held the IBF title since 2017 and the WBA (Super) and IBO titles since April 2018. He has been ranked as the best active light middleweight.
On April 7th, 2018, Hurd fought Erislandy Lara (25-2-2, 14 KOs), winning by split decision. He went into that fight with a slightly torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The injury eventually required arthroscopic surgery. After physical therapy and getting back into the gym, Hurd is now ready to test out his shoulder in the ring.