Jarrett Hurd and Julian Williams are set to square off for Hurd’s WBA and IBF titles at 154 pounds tonight on FOX, and the tale of the tape is seen as a significant piece of information with this matchup.
Here’s a look at how the fighters stack up:
Williams is not a small junior middleweight or anything, Hurd’s just a really big one. And everyone knows that Jarrett Hurd uses that size as his main weapon, imposing his will on opponents and breaking them down. He can be outboxed — Tony Harrison has done it, Austin Trout has done it, and Erislandy Lara has done it. But they all lost to Hurd, who just overwhelmed them as fights went along, and stopped Harrison and Trout.
It also has to be noted that Williams had just a bit of trouble making weight on Friday, having to strip down to come in under the limit, and it was reported beforehand that he was having trouble.
Williams also found himself overpowered in his other title chance back in 2016, when Jermall Charlo knocked him out in the fifth round. Charlo, like Hurd, was a big 154-pound fighter. Not the same fighting style, but that was trouble for Williams once.
There’s a reason our staff has this a clean sweep for Hurd in the predictions.