Former unified 154lbs champion Jarrett Hurd plans to drop back down to his title-winning weight after his middleweight excursion against Luis Arias on the Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul undercard in Miami on Sunday.
Ex-WBA Super and IBF title holder Hurd (24-1, 16 KOs) was regarded as the best super-welterweight on the planet before Julian Williams shocked him on the cards in May 2019. Despite taking on Arias (18-2-1, 9 KOs & 1 NC) at middleweight, Maryland’s Hurd insists the move is only temporary before he seeks redemption at the weight below.
“Everyone knows I have unfinished business at 154lbs. I’m not looking past Arias though. This fight is just a stop at middleweight because I’m going back down to take care of that business,” said Hurd
“We’ve had an amazing training camp with my new trainer Kay Koroma in Colorado Springs. I have a chip on my shoulder. I think a lot of people forgot who I was. I had the best resume in the weight class. Come Sunday, I’m going to remind everyone who I am.
“It’s always strictly business and it’ll be the same on Sunday. Arias is obsessed with my weight and thinks I’m struggling. But he needs to focus on what he needs to do on Sunday night.”
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