Former world boxing champion Jarrett Hurd has lost his father.
Fred Hurd Sr. passed away earlier this morning, March 11, 2021. He was 63 years old. A cause of death has not been revealed at this time.
Here is a statement released by Premier Boxing Champions.
The PBC family is profoundly saddened by the death of Fred Hurd Sr., father of former unified world champion Jarrett Hurd, who passed away earlier this morning at the age of 63. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jarrett and the Hurd family. pic.twitter.com/Xp068cFlwg
— Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) March 11, 2021
“The Premier Boxing Champions family is profoundly saddened by the death of Fred Hurd Sr., father of unified world champion Jarrett Hurd. Hurd died on Thursday morning. He was 63.
A long-time boxing fan, it was Fred who urged his younger son Jarrett to take up the sport. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jarrett, the Hurd family, and all loved ones.”
Jarrett Hurd rebounded from his lone career loss back in January 2020. He defeated Francisco Santana via unanimous decision. He’s hoping to get back in the title hunt soon but obviously, there are more important matters to attend to at the moment.
We at FIGHT SPORTS send our condolences to the Hurd family.