Hurd Delaying Charlo Fight To Tune-Up Shoulder
Even though Jarrett Hurd wants a fight with Jermell Charlo, a shoulder injury he suffered prior to his last fight has slowed those chances down for 2018.
Charlo told PBC’s Jordan Hardy his recent surgery for a torn rotator cuff, suffered in his training camp for Erislandy Lara, has him out for most of the summer.
“It’s going great,” Hurd told Hardy regarding his recovery. “It’s two weeks of no activity, six weeks of therapy, so altogether about two months I should be back fully training.”
While Hurd wants the challenge against Charlo, he knows that his first fight back from injury needs to be a tune-up.
“We definitely wanna take a tune-up fight,” Hurd said. “I’m just coming off fighting two southpaws [Lara and Austin Trout], so we wanna have some right-handed fights first and get some tune-up fight to see how my shoulder works out.”
Hurd mentioned Julian Williams and Brian Castano as potential challengers for Hurd upon his return, with Williams being a mandatory challenger for Hurd’s IBF junior middleweight title.
“We’ve got a mandatory in J-Rock, Julian Williams, and Brian Castano,” Hurd said. “But we’ll see. I’m not sure.”
Quotes Transcribed By: Boxing Scene