Spence: Hurd Loses Titles to Jermell
WBA/IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Jarrett Hurd is gunning to challenge IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr, but he has more obstacles in his path right now.
Hurd will defend his titles against Jason Welborn on the undercard of Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury on Dec. 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. If successful, he will be in the crowd three weeks later when Jermell Charlo defends the WBC Junior Middleweight Title against Tony Harrison at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“I’ve seen interviews where Errol Spence has said that ‘when I move up, I want to go straight for the gold,’ meaning he wants to go straight for the titles,” Hurd said. “A fight with Errol Spence is definitely something I’ve often thought about. Right now, I think it would make sense for me against Errol Spence to happen at 154, and that’s a fight that I would like to take.”
Spence is a stablemate and training partner of Charlo, and Spence is currently looking at a potential super showdown with current WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia. Spence is also exploring possible unification bouts with WBA (Super) Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman, WBO Champion Terence Crawford and WBC Champion Shawn Porter.
Spence adds that while a fight with Hurd sounds interesting, he feels Hurd would probably lose a unification bout with his stablemate.
“I definitely wouldn’t step on Jermell’s toes with him being my stablemate,” Spence said. “If at some point Jarrett and I are in the same weight class, then I would definitely take that fight. But that’s a fight that Jermell really wants and a fight that he’s really been talking about. So I wouldn’t step on his toes. I’d let him have that fight because I’ve got plenty of business to take care of in my own weight class at 147.”
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