Oh hell yeah.
We’ve got a top-notch super welterweight showdown on the horizon. Erislandy Lara’s manager, Luis de Cubas Jr., tells El Nuevo Herald that, save for a few details, his charge is all set to take on Jarrett Hurd in April in a fight that Hurd had been campaigning for. The bout would unify the WBA “Super” and IBF titles.
Lara (25-2-2, 14 KO) has enjoyed a thoroughly mediocre reign since toppling Ishe Smith for the belt in 2014, beating the likes of Delvin Rodriguez, Vanes Matirosyan, and Yuri Foreman. After his latest defense, a snoozer against former Olympian Terrell Gausha, Lara stated that he needed his opponents to be “action fighters” for him to put on a show.
Hurd (21-0, 15 KO) most definitely fits the bill. He has stopped his last seven opponents, including Frank Galarza, Tony Harrison, and Austin Trout, the last of whom had never been finished. If anyone at 154 can drag a good fight out of Lara, it’s him.