Moment of the Month: May 2019 — Julian “J-Rock” Williams can finally call himself a World Champion, as the Philly native upset Jarrett Hurd by UD in his own backyard to claim the IBF, WBA and IBO titles on May 11, 2019 on a PBC on FOX card in Fairfax, Virginia.
On May 11, 2019, unified 154-pound world champion "Swift" Jarrett Hurd put his titles on the line against top contender Julian "J-Rock" Williams on FOX. Despite Hurd being the heavy hometown favorite, Williams fought the better fight and took home a unanimous decision victory. He is now the unified 154-pound world champion.
PBC's 2018 pick for Fighter of the Year goes to ... 154-pound unified world champion "Swift" Jarrett Hurd!
History was made Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Lara vs Hurd fight on Showtime. Jarrett Hurd's 12th-round knockdown of long-reigning champion Erislandy Lara secured his 154-pound title unification victory Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Jarrett Hurd became a 154-pound world champion when he landed a vicious right hand that dropped and stopped Tony Harrison in the ninth round.