Jarrett Hurd's 12th-round knockdown of long-reigning champion Erislandy Lara secured his 154-pound title unification victory Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Once beaten super welterweight contender from Philly is ignoring the trash talk coming from his April 7 opponent Nathaniel Gallimore, instead focusing on what he needs to do to gain another shot at a 154-pound world title.
Super welterweight contender won't verbally spar with his trash-talking opponent, but plans on letting his fists do the talking in their 154-pound title eliminator April 7 on Showtime.
While the 154-pound contender from Philly is willing to fight anyone, anywhere—his trainer Stephen Edwards wants to see "J-Rock" put together one more complete fight against another top contender or former champion before he takes another title tilt.
The scorecards might not have reflected how truly tough Julian Williams' unanimous decision win over former 154-pound champion Ishe Smith was Saturday night, but the top-ranked contender from Philadelphia had no trouble admitting he was in a dog fight on the center of the Las Vegas strip.
Former 154-pound champion Ishe Smith looking to prove he has a final title run left in him, while young contender Julian "J-Rock" Williams aiming to prove first loss of his career was a fluke as he continues his own pursuit of a world title this Saturday night on Bounce TV.
This week on PBC Jabs, top 154-lb contender Julian Williams checks in for a round of Rapid Fire and we preview our November 17th, 18th and 21st fight cards!