Hurd Looks For Immediate Rematch With Williams
It was not the homecoming Jarrett Hurd expected, as Julian Williams walked out of Fairfax, Virginia as super welterweight champion of the world.
Williams would earn the fight’s only knockdown in the second round, as both fighters would battle for the IBF, WBA, and IBO superwelterweight title.
The judges agreed, scoring it 116-111, 115-112 and 115-112.
“I just feel like J-Rock truly was the better man tonight,” Hurd said. “I kind of think hearing my hometown with my name being chanted, it caused me to try a little harder instead of just staying relaxed and take my time. That could have played a part, but no excuses… I wasn’t able to get off. I can’t really call it right now. I have to go back and watch. I was loading up on my shots instead of just letting my hands go,’’ Hurd said.
“J-Rock was just the better man tonight. There’s definitely a rematch clause in our contract and I’m going to go for it. I’m going to come back better than I was tonight.’’
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