Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Hurd To Defend Title Against Former World Champion Trout October 14 In Brooklyn!
IBF Super Welterweight champion "Swift" Jarrett Hurd will make the first defense of his title against former world champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout on Saturday, October 14th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Hurd (20-0, 14 KO's), a native of Accokeek, MD, won his title with a ninth-round TKO over Tony Harrison on February 25th at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL. Hurd has knocked out his last six opponents.
Trout, who is from Las Cruces, NM (30-3, 17 KO's), is a former WBA Super Welterweight titleholder, who won his title in February of 2011 with a unanimous decision over Rigoberto Alvarez in Guadalajara, Mexico. Trout made four defenses of the WBA title before losing to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez by unanimous decision in April of 2013 in San Antonio, TX. Alvarez's WBC title was also on the line. Trout would try two more times for a world title, dropping unanimous decisions to Erislandy Lara and, in his most recent outing, to Jermall Charlo for the IBF title in May of 2016 in Las Vegas. Charlo would vacate the title and Hurd would pick up the belt.
The bout will be part of a Showtime tripleheader in which three of the super welterweight titles will be on the line. Lara, of Houston, TX by way of Cuba (24-2-2, 14 KO's) defends the WBA Super World Super Welterweight title and the IBO title against undefeated US Olympian 2012 Terrell Gausha of Cleveland, OH (20-0, nine KO's) and Jermell Charlo (29-0, 14 KO's) of Houston, TX will defend the WBC crown against fellow undefeated Erickson Lubin of Orlando, FL (18-0, 13 KO's).