Saturday, February 25, 2017
JARRETT HURD WINS IBF JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH NINTH-ROUND KO!
Congratulations to Accokeek, MD's "Swift" Jarrett Hurd, the brand new IBF Junior Middleweight champion. Hurd won the title with a stunning ninth-round knockout of Detroit, MI's Tony "Superbad" Harrison tonight at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL. The bout was shown live on Fox.
Early in the bout, Harrison used nice footwork and was able to land good shots. Harrison was able to make Hurd miss landing power shots, however, Hurd's jab kept him in the bout and he did not deviate from his eventual game plan.
Much like his win over Frank Galarza in November of 2015, Hurd eventually was able to get inside and break Harrison down. Hurd ended the bout with a short, crushing right hook that dropped Harrison to the canvas. Harrison got up at the count of nine but then spit out his mouthpiece. Referee Jim Korb waived the bout off at 2:24.
Hurd remains undefeated at 20-0, 14 KO's. Harrison's record falls to 24-2, 20 KO's. Hurd is the third Beltway Boxer to win a world championship in the first two months of 2017.