Hurd Outpoints Lara And Unifies The Titles – Saturday, April 7th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the Premier Boxing Champions presented a world title unification bout in the 154-pound weight class. Undefeated Jarrett “Swift” Hurd (22-0-0, 15 KOs) faced Cuba’s Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (25-3-2, 14 KOs) with the IBF and WBA super welterweight titles on the line.
Lara outboxed Hurd early, but the young champion never got frustrated. Jarrett Hurd felt good about where he stood on the judges’ scorecards headed into the 12th round, but needed a knockdown in the final round to secure the win and dethrone the Cuban veteran Lara, ending his run of seven successful title defenses. The scores were 114-113 twice for Hurd, overruling a 114-113 score in favor of Lara.
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