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Highlights: Jarrett Hurd stops Tony Harrison, wins IBF belt

It wasn’t easy, but Jarrett Hurd rallied and got the IBF 154-pound belt tonight on FOX.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

In a well-matched fight that lived up to the expectations, Jarrett Hurd came back from an early deficit against Tony Harrison to score a stoppage win and claim his first world title, the vacant IBF junior middleweight belt.

Hurd (20-0, 14 KO) was outboxed early by Harrison (24-2, 20 KO), but stuck to the game plan and was able to wear his opponent down, ultimately making him pay with a huge right hand that ended things in the ninth round.

It’s obviously a big win for Hurd, who now joins the top of the ranks at 154 pounds, and will have work to do if he’s going to keep his title.

Here’s a look at some of the action in round three, with Harrison doing some good work:

The fifth round ended with Hurd showing some signs of life, rocking Harrison with an uppercut:

Hurd kept grinding away. Here’s some work from round eight:

Here’s the finish in round nine:

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