SHOWDOWN IN LAS VEGAS!
Jr. Middleweight Title unification bout closing in fast! On April 7th Erislandy Lara puts his WBA championship on the line against Jarrett Hurd's IBF belt in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Lara, 34 has a record of (25-2-2, 14 KO) while Hurd, 27 record stands strong at (21-0, 15 KO).
Lara: "I'm very excited and motivated for this fight and to once again be headlining on the best network in boxing on SHOWTIME, is truly a pleasure. I look forward to adding another belt to my collection on April 7 and to proving that I'm the best 154-pound fighter out there. Everyone tune-in because you don't want to miss this unification. It's going to be a legendary night and one for the history books."
Hurd: "I plan on being the aggressor for the entire fight, so I've been doing some exercises and working on techniques to improve my foot work so that I can stay on top of Erislandy Lara. We are not trying to go to the scorecards, so hopefully, I can be the first man to stop him, which I hope to do in the later rounds.
"I called him out, and now, it has come to pass that I get to become a unified champion against the man everyone considers to be the best and most feared in the division, and that's Erislandy Lara."