The Maryland native and his trainer believed that one day "Swift" would become a unified world champion ... and that was just part of their prophecy.
A potential unification bout between world champions Jarrett Hurd and Jermell Charlo could be on the horizon ... but there's plenty of historically awesome 154-pound showdowns to whet your appetite until then.
Unified Junior Middleweight Champion has given motivation speeches at grade schools and colleges in Maryland, passed out Thanksgiving meals during a community turkey drive and even scored a partnership with the Washington Redskins.
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Jarrett Hurd defends 154-pound titles with a fourth-round KO of James Welborn; Luis Ortiz registers a 10th-round TKO of Travis Kauffman and Joe Joyce remains undefeated with first-round KO of Joe Hanks.
WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder has a strong message for his critics ahead of his blockbuster title fight with Tyson Fury on December 1st: "They can enjoy me beating the sh*t out of Fury!"
Trainer Ernesto Rodriguez prophesied that his fighter nicknamed “Swift” would become a unified world champion one day ... and their journey is far from over—as the duo takes the next step Saturday night on Showtime PPV.