Former unified light middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd had his eyes on Jermall Charlo in the coming months. Before his fight with Armando Resendiz this past Saturday night, he was confident of overwhelming his opponent and marching on to meet Charlo next, but fate had other plans.
The 32-year-old star was beaten over the weekend.
Resendiz, 24, shocked boxing fans as he scored a tenth-round stoppage to claim one of the biggest wins of his career.
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The Mexican was declared the winner following the ringside doctor’s decision, as Hurd sustained a “severe laceration” on his lip. Their showdown was the co-min event bout on the Brandon Figueroa-Mark Magsayo Showtime Championship Boxing card.
Hurd had a 21-month layoff before Saturday’s fight, which seemingly helped his young opponent.
Resendiz (14-1, 10 knockouts) made hay of the early rounds. However, Hurd (24-3, 16 KOs) fetched some points later in the fight when he hurt Resendiz with a series of uppercuts.
Before the fight, he revealed that he intended to challenge Charlo for his 160-pound championship in three months.
“Please make my dreams come true,” Hurd said in a press conference on Thursday. “That’s the fight I want, man. The Charlo guys, we got a lotta history together, you know, a lotta back and forth and it’s time to put up or shut up, man. I’m back in the sport and that’s the fight I want the most.”