Undefeated Accokeek, MD super welterweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd will battle Tony "Superbad" Harrison of Detroit, MI in a 12-round world title eliminator on Saturday, February 25 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL. The bout will be the co-feature to Deontay Wilder's world heavyweight championship title defense and will be shown on FOX. The telecast begins at 8 PM ET.
Hurd, the 2016 co-Beltway Boxer Of The Year (19-0, 13 KO's), is coming off an outstanding six-round TKO over Jo Jo Dan on November 12 in Philadelphia, PA. Hurd has knocked out his last five opponents and is ranked sixth in the world by the IBF.
Harrison (24-1, 20 KO's) is ranked number two by the IBF and has won three straight since suffering his only loss to Willie Nelson by ninth-round TKO in July of 2015 in Tampa, FL. Two of Harrison three wins came against Beltway Boxers. Harrison won a 10-round unanimous decision over Cecil McCalla in October of 2015 in Houston, TX then defeated Fernando Guerrero by sixth-round TKO on March 5 in Bethlehem, PA.
This will be the second major contest for a Beltway Boxer announced for this card. As BATB posted earlier, Alantez Fox of Forestville, MD will challenge Kenneth McNeil of Birmingham for the vacant NABF Middleweight championship on the undercard.