This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy recounts an explosive night of fights, highlighted by Deontay Wilder’s TKO of Gerald Washington, and checks in with Keith Thurman before his 147-pound world title unification showdown with Danny Garcia.
Jarrett Hurd’s first world title fight started with a whimper. Thankfully for him, it ended with a bang.
The parallels between Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd are many. Maybe not quite to the dimensions of the Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy commonalities, but certainly enough to make for an intriguing 154-pound world title fight.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy previews an action-packed Saturday night as she checks in with Deontay Wilder before his heavyweight title defense against Gerald Washington on FOX and chats with unbeaten 168-pound prospect Caleb Plant, who headlines the FS1-televised portion of a hard-hitting undercard.
Jarrett Hurd already was pumped up about the opportunity awaiting him Saturday night. And then the stakes were raised dramatically last week.
Both Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd were already on the verge of fulfilling their goal of fighting for a world championship leading up to their 154-pound showdown next week. Thanks to Jermall Charlo, that opportunity is now staring them in the face.
Like many of his boxing contemporaries, Tony Harrison really had no occupational Plan B if fighting for a living didn’t work out. Check that: He had a Plan B, but it wasn’t exactly along the lines of architect, businessman or doctor.
Deontay Wilder is the unquestioned A-list star of the Fox-televised Premier Boxing Champions event set for prime time on February 25. But the heavyweight champion won’t have to carry the show all by himself, as he’ll be surrounded by quite a strong supporting cast.