Jarrett Hurd vs Jason Welborn

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Jarrett Hurd vs Jason Welborn
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Average: 3.3 (3 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Location: 
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
154
Titles at Stake: 
WBA (Hurd's 1st defence) & IBF (Hurd's 3rd defence) Light Middleweight World Titles
Referee: 
Lou Moret

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Fan Cards: Jarrett Hurd vs Jason Welborn


scorecard by PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS
Round
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2
3
4
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7
8
9
10
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12
Total
JARRETT HURD
10
10
10
30
JASON WELBORN
9
9
9
27


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
Total
JARRETT HURD
9
9
10
28
JASON WELBORN
10
10
9
29


scorecard by MJARSULIC
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JARRETT HURD
9
9
10
28
JASON WELBORN
10
10
9
29


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
Total
JARRETT HURD
10
10
10
30
JASON WELBORN
9
9
10
28


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JARRETT HURD
10
9
10
29
JASON WELBORN
9
10
9
28


scorecard by AKHMAT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JARRETT HURD
9
9
10
28
JASON WELBORN
10
10
9
29


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JARRETT HURD
9
9
10
28
JASON WELBORN
10
10
9
29


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JARRETT HURD
9
10
9
28
JASON WELBORN
10
9
10
29


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JARRETT HURD
9
10
10
29
JASON WELBORN
10
9
9
28


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I think this is by far the easiest fight Hurd has had since Jo Jo Dan, I think Harrison, Trout, Lara, his opposition has gotten stronger, fight by fight, but this is a big step down, you can't complain, I think a world champion should always fight twice a year if he can, and the main thing is, it's a fight, and this isn't a mickey take fight, Welborn isn't some bum who won't try, but it is probably an easy fight, although if ever a world champion can take an easy fight, it is when his previous fight was a tough, very close unification fight.

Welborn, at British, Commonwealth level, is very good, but he isn't close to world level, he might have given a past prime Macklin a tough fight, might have done well to beat Langford, Morrison, but these are not world level wins, just good wins at British level. Welborn has come of age I think, I think he is better than he was when he got stopped by Frankie Gavin, but I don't think that makes any real significant difference when we talk about world level. Welborn has been stopped by Gavin, Liam Smith, Tyan Booth, he lost to Craig Cunningham for the Midlands Area title a couple of years ago, when you take that into consideration, you wonder if he should be fighting for a world title, I do think he is better than that now, but not so much that he was able to beat Tommy Langford by anything more than a split decision. Welborn is not a big puncher, he has 23% KOs, but he does have a bit of power, enough to do some damage, as he proved against Langford and Morrison, he is able to use his power better than he used to, and sometimes fighters do hit harder than their KO percentages suggest, still, he isn't a puncher.

I think Hurd is top 2 at 154, he has proven himself in his last few fights, in 2016, he was unproven, hadn't fought anyone, and I didn't rate him highly, but he proved he was world level by beating Trout if not Harrison, was the first to stop Trout, and of course he beat Lara, won the WBA title, that's a great win. Hurd only just edged out Lara, it was a very close fight, but often, wins that are that significant, do not come easy, and are impressive victories for a reason. If Hurd believes the Charlo fight can happen in the first half of next year (and it should, because they are both in their primes, both have plenty to gain from beating each other), then activity should be his only aim for this year, because after that tough fight against Lara, he should take an easier fight this year, but still make sure he does fight.

Hurd is younger, fresher than Welborn, he hits harder, is more durable, and basically, he's a lot better, but one issue Welborn shouldn't have in this fight as much as some people might think, is size, because Hurd is extremely physically strong, is very, very tall for the weight, but Welborn has fought at 160 a few times in recent years, at 160, he has seemed very strong, has hit hard, so if he makes 154, rehydrates fine, he still won't be physically stronger than Hurd, but he is used to fighting middleweights, so the difference in physical strength won't be as big as some will expect it to be given how overmatched an opponent Welborn is considered to be.

I think from the start, Hurd will just be a class above Welborn, Welborn won't be able to hurt him, and Hurd will land a lot more punches. I think in rounds 2-4, Hurd will push Welborn back, and chip away, break him down, to head and body, and Welborn won't be able to negate his aggression, won't have the technical skill to get the range he wants and outbox Hurd, and the early rounds will very tough for Welborn. I think Hurd will give Welborn a beating in rounds 5 and 6, drop him a couple of times, and the fight won't go 6 full rounds.

If Welborn won this, it would be a massive upset, I think him winning this is very unlikely, and for him to win, he needs a punch in a million, he needs Hurd to badly underestimate him and badly underperfom, he needs some sort of factor, but if he just tries his absolute best, that's still a good result, because he's fighting for two world titles, opportunity of a career.

Champion97's picture

Good fight while it lasted, Welborn did brilliant, much better than I expected, but Hurd was not seriously hurt, wasn't struggling like he seemed to be, he is one of these fighters who takes shots, looks limited, and then turns the tables when his opponent backs off a little bit, he hits quite hard, not the biggest puncher in the world, but he can do damage by being methodical, that body shot was deadly, right in the solarplexius, timed well, at the second when his opponent is least prepared, brilliant.

Hurd vs Charlo should definitely happen next year in my opinion, maybe in June, it would be great to see, definitely in 2019.