There will be two more important bouts coming for Beltway Boxers in 2020.
Former Unified World Super Welterweight champion "Swift" Jarrett Hurd of Accokeek, MD returns for his first bout since losing his titles when he battles Francisco "Chia" Santana of Santa Barbara, CA on Saturday, January 25th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The bout will be shown on Showtime.
Hurd (23-1, 16 KO's) looks to bounce back from his 12-round unanimous decision loss to Julian Williams for the WBA/IBF/IBO 154-pound titles on May 11th in Fairfax, VA. This bout will be at 154 pounds. Santana (25-7-1, 12 KO's) also is coming off a loss, dropping a 10-round unanimous decision to Abel Ramos on March 9th in Carson, CA.
On Saturday, February 8th, "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. of Capitol Heights, MD will defend his WBC Featherweight championship against undefeated IBO champion Tugstsogt "King Tug" Nyambayar of Carson, CA by way of Mongolia in Allentown, PA. Both titles will be on the line and the bout will also be televised by Showtime.
Russell (30-1, 18 KO's) last fought on May 18th and stopped Kiko Martinez in the fifth round in Brooklyn, NY. Martinez suffered a cut over his left eye and the bout had to be stopped. Nyambayar (11-0, nine KO's) won the vacant IBO title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Claudio Marrero on January 26th in Brooklyn, NY.