Former Unified Super Welterweight champion "Swift" Jarrett Hurd has decided not to take his contracted rematch against new champion Julian "J-Rock" Williams in December.
The Accokeek, MD native (23-1, 16 KO's) lost his titles to Williams by unanimous decision in one of the best bouts of the year on May 11th at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA. The two were scheduled to face each other in a rematch on Saturday, December 14th in Brooklyn, NY.
After his win, Williams said that Hurd and any other opponent in future bouts would have to agree to performance-enhancing drug testing by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) at least 90 days prior to competition. No word on whether Hurd would agree to that.
There is also speculation that Hurd, who is one of the bigger boxers in the 154-pound class, might move up to 160 pounds and compete as a middleweight.