Jarrett Hurd vs Erislandy Lara

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Jarrett Hurd vs Erislandy Lara
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4.666665
Average: 4.7 (9 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Location: 
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
154
Titles at Stake: 
WBA (Lara's 7th defence) & IBF (Hurd's 2nd defence) Light Middleweight World Titles
Referee: 
Kenny Bayless

Official Judging
Burt A. Clements 113 - 114
Glenn Feldman 114 - 113
Dave Moretti 114 - 113

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WBA 154lb champion, Cuba's Erislandy Lara, and IBF 154lb champion, Maryland's Jarrett Hurd, put their belts on the line in a unification fight.

Lara starts well, beats Hurd to the punch, moves well, and fires off clean punches throughout the first round. Hurd is more aggressive in round 2, but Lara still lands the cleaner, sharper punches off the back foot, although Hurd, able to land the heavier shots.

Hurd walks into clean but light punches to start round 3, Lara's shots are harder as Hurd gets closer, but Hurd is able to dig some hard left hooks to the body, Lara lands more, late in the round, Hurd lands the harder shots. Round 4 starts brilliantly, as Lara lands some good shots as Hurd comes in, Hurd walks through them with ease and lands hard shots of his own. Hurd gets the best of the end of round 4, as he out fights Lara.

Hurd comes forward in round 5, but struggles for accuracy, and is hit with clean shots. Lara fights the other guy's fight in round 5, and although they both have success, Lara lands the sharper, cleaner shots, maybe with as much velocity as well. Hurd struggles to find the range in round 6, Lara keeps him at distance. Hurd closes the gap, but struggles to hit Lara, and Lara lands a clean, jarring left uppercut off the ropes, Hurd finishes the round better, but can't sustain an attack.

Hurd lands a good right hand to start round 7, but can't build on it. Hurd is the aggressor, and Lara's shots don't have much behind them, but Lara, better technical skill wise. In a close round, Lara lands a couple of crisp combinations late. Hurd starts round 8 very well. Round 8 is good, Hurd attacks the body well, Lara lands a couple of clean counters. Both fighters land good shots late in round 8, Hurd with more, Lara, with a couple of stand out shots, but not many in a round mostly dictated by Hurd.

Hurd has a dominant start to round 9, jabbing, attacking the body. Lara's counters seem to have lost power, and Hurd is able to land hard body shots, chip away at Lara on the inside. Hurd has a great round 9, drags Lara into his fight, lands his right uppercut repeatedly, Lara is able to respond, but not with much. Hurd is aggressive in round 10, but struggles to land clean, Lara lands good straight shots. Hurd lands to head and body, but is caught on the counter, and as Lara is on the ropes, the Cuban lands with ferocious uppercuts. Later in the round, Lara lands great lefts, holds his ground as Hurd is ragged, Hurd finishes the round well, but doesn't match Lara's punch quality.

Both fighters land hard on the inside to start round 11. They slug it out, and Lara lands the good shots as the round goes on. Hurd is relentless, has output, lands some hard shots, but Lara lands on the counter with the more quality punches, but Lara, made to work at Hurd's pace. Hurd starts round 12 strongly, Lara lands clean, with power, but Hurd walks through it, misses, but lands an uppercut that hurts Lara. They both land, but Hurd does the damage, and late in the round, he lands a great left hook, drops Lara. Lara gets up, and fights it out with Hurd in the last 30 seconds.

Both fighters understandably think they have won what is a very close fight, most people seem to think it could go either way, but Hurd, with the late knockdown.

It is desperately close as all 3 judges score a 1 point margin, and not all to the same fighter, but Hurd wins a very close split decision, winning the WBA title.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Jarrett Hurd
                                                                    
9
9.15
9.73
9.96
9.38
9.50
9.30
10
10
9.07
9.30
10
Erislandy Lara
                                                                    
10
9.84
9.26
9.03
9.65
9.50
9.69
9
9
9.92
9.76
8


Fan Cards: Jarrett Hurd vs Erislandy Lara


scorecard by KAISERKOBA
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JARRETT HURD
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116
ERISLANDY LARA
10
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111


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
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JARRETT HURD
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116
ERISLANDY LARA
10
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111


scorecard by WHAT_IS_THE_DEFAULT_PASSWORD
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JARRETT HURD
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115
ERISLANDY LARA
10
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113


scorecard by CHAMPION58
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JARRETT HURD
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114
ERISLANDY LARA
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113


scorecard by EDDIE HEARN GIRL
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JARRETT HURD
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113
ERISLANDY LARA
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114


scorecard by MJARSULIC
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JARRETT HURD
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115
ERISLANDY LARA
10
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112


scorecard by HTTP
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JARRETT HURD
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115
ERISLANDY LARA
10
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112


scorecard by RUTHLESS-RKO
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JARRETT HURD
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114
ERISLANDY LARA
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113


scorecard by HAGLERGOAT
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JARRETT HURD
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115
ERISLANDY LARA
10
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112


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
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JARRETT HURD
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115
ERISLANDY LARA
10
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9
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112


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
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JARRETT HURD
9
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9
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114
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
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113


scorecard by PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS
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JARRETT HURD
9
10
9
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114
ERISLANDY LARA
10
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113


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
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JARRETT HURD
9
9
10
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10
9
9
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115
ERISLANDY LARA
10
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9
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112


scorecard by THEREALDEAL
Round
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JARRETT HURD
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10
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114
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
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113


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
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JARRETT HURD
9
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10
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9
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10
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114
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
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113


scorecard by RUET
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JARRETT HURD
9
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10
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10
9
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115
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
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9
10
10
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8
113


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
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JARRETT HURD
9
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9
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113
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
10
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114


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
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JARRETT HURD
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
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114
ERISLANDY LARA
10
9
9
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10
10
10
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113


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
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JARRETT HURD
9
9
10
10
10
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10
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115
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
9
10
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8
112


scorecard by NOCTISSOLID
Round
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JARRETT HURD
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
116
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
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10
8
112


scorecard by GOLD
Round
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JARRETT HURD
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
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9
10
113
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
8
114


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
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JARRETT HURD
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
114
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
8
113


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
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JARRETT HURD
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
114
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
8
113


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
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JARRETT HURD
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
115
ERISLANDY LARA
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
8
112


scorecard by TJK146114
Round
1
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JARRETT HURD
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
114
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
8
113


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
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JARRETT HURD
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
113
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
8
114


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This is a great match up, it is a very significant fight, that's for sure, and unifications are always great to see in boxing!

Lara is very skilful, he is a well schooled Cuban, he had a great amateur career, and as a professional, he has proven himself to be a great ring technician. Lara is not fan friendly, he will gladly have a lacklustre fight, do what it takes to win, and nothing more, which isn't a bad thing, but I do think he would be more supported by the public, he would be a more marketable fighter, if he was a more positive fighter.

Hurd is a powerhouse, a thudding puncher, who loves to fight with his face, can break opponents with his own ability to soak up punishment. Hurd has a lot to prove, but he is 27, 21-0, and now, he is taking on an experinced world champion from the 'who needs him?' club, and because he has the IBF title as well, this is the right time for him to step up. Picking a tough opponent like Austin Trout, not having it all his own way, but winning, getting the stoppage, that was very impressive from Hurd, and he took that fight I think because he wanted to be consistent, and also to take on a guy of that high calibre, get a good idea himself of what his flaws and strengths are, not just to look good with the opponent comparison.

I think Hurd will win this, and I don't think it is a hard fight for him, not really. Hurd has 7 years on Lara, he is a fair bit taller, Lara has been known to gas, and when he doesn't have it all his own way, is forced to engage, he often struggles. On a hit and don't get hit basis, I can see Lara being successful early, but I don't think skills will matter, I don't think defence will be important early, I don't think Lara can sustain a high pace against Hurd, and I don't think he can hurt him. I think Lara will be fading by round 5, and Hurd will only find less difficulty in controlling more aspects of the fight, and he will begin to walk Lara down, put some volume on him, and stop him. I think this will be a mid round finish for Hurd.

I'd love to see Jarrett Hurd vs Jermell Charlo.

I want to see Lara vs Charlo Twins

Champion58's picture

Lara to win this one, he's a very skilful fighter, just too good for Hurd.

Gold's picture

I think this is a very good fight, unification fights are always welcome in boxing and I think this will be an interesting stylistic matchup. I personally think this is a 65/35 fight for Hurd, however both Lara and Hurd are definitely two of the top three best Super Welterweights in the world.

In terms of outside factors, the fight location hasn’t been announced yet but one can assume it will be at the Barclays Center where Showtime has a deal with the arena. Both guys have fought there before and Hurd is from the Washington D.C. area which isn’t very far from New York City. I strongly believe this will be a pro-Hurd crowd. Hurd has a very fan friendly style and Lara does not endear himself to casual fans at all. I think this could be a factor in the judging as fans will cheer Hurd and boo Lara. Lara has also had issues with judging in the past.

For Lara, he is an experienced and extremely high quality boxer. Off the top of my head I would rate him in my top 20 pound for pound. Stylistically he is a student of the traditional Cuban style of boxing where he had an excellent amateur career before defecting to the United States. Lara uses a lot of lateral movement to avoid opponents and to set up counter punching opportunities. He has good power, enough to get the respect of his opponent but he isn’t a big power puncher or a high output fighter. In Lara’s early career, he got absolutely robbed versus Paul Williams but eventually worked himself up to an interim WBA title opportunity versus Alfredo Angulo. I think this is the most relevant fight in Lara’s career to how he will do versus Hurd. Angulo is a very limited guy who wants to come forward and make the fight ugly, which he was able to do versus Lara. He dropped Lara twice but ate some big counters and was stopped on a horrific eye injury. Following this Lara won a wide UD over prime Austin Trout and lost a controversial split decision versus Canelo Alvarez in a non-title bout. Both very good fights for his resume. Since that bout, he has defended his title six times against relatively low level competition and hasn’t really been tested. He is “34” now but I wonder if he may be older given Cuban fighters ages are sometimes falsified when they enter the United States. He also is a smaller Super Welterweight at 5’9 with a 74 inch reach.

For Hurd, he is a relatively inexperienced and limited title holder. He didn’t really have much of an amateur career so he did a lot of learning on the job. Stylistically he wants to come forward, get inside and grind guys down. He won his IBF title doing this versus a lower level opponent in Tony Harrison and versus a faded Austin Trout. The issues with Hurd is that he takes a lot of punches to try to grind guys down and he can be outboxed. His defense is suspect, but he covers for that with his chin. He was definitely getting outboxed by Trout until he was able to grind Trout down. He is still relatively young and inexperienced at 27 so maybe he can improve still. He does hold an advantage over a lot of Super Welterweights in his size, he is huge at 6’1 with a 76 and ½ reach.

I think for Lara to win he is really going to have to use his movement and counters in the early part of the fight to try to wear Hurd down like he did with Angulo. He may have difficulty keeping his output high enough to keep Hurd off of him and win rounds. In addition, if he moves enough he risks gassing, but maybe he can outlast and outbox Hurd over the distance. The issue I have with that though is Lara is now older than he was in the Angulo fight, and more importantly Hurd is a lot bigger, heavier and more skilled than Angulo. I think he will be able to get inside on Lara, impose his size, and wear him down. Therefore, I think Hurd will win by late KO/TKO.

Regardless of who wins, the next fight they have will be against WBC Super Welterweight titleist Jermell Charlo. I think this is a good fight for both guys and could especially be interesting for Lara as they have extensive sparring experience versus each other. If Lara loses, I think he should retire. He had a good career but it is hard to see him getting back to title contention with his style. If Hurd loses then he will just have to build himself back up to title contention. With his size and youth I think he would have a good shot to get back to becoming a titleist.

Gold's picture

I would like to amend a few things given we are closer to the fight date. First of all, the fight is in Las Vegas instead of at the Barclays Center. I should have looked to see if that date was possible for the Barclays Center first, as the UFC is having an event this Saturday there and likely had it booked before Lara vs. Hurd was signed. I still think most of the outside factors I noted will be relevant though, Lara is not a fan friendly or judge friendly fighter. I still think Jermell Charlo is next for the winner, but I also think there may be a fight in between that. I don't know the WBA's mandatory status, but I believe Julian Williams is fighting Nathan Gallimore for the IBF mandatory on the undercard of Lara vs. Hurd, so that matchup may happen before we see a three-belt unification.

Gold's picture

Disclosed Purse Info:

Lara-$1,000,000
Hurd-$500,000

This ties Lara's highest disclosed purse and is certainly Hurd's highest purse.

Champion97's picture

Tale of the tape.

Hurd
Height: 185
Reach: 194
Age: 27
Career heaviest weight: 158
Career lightest weight: 153
Fights: 21
Wins: 21
Best win (opinionated): Austin Trout (September 2017, TKO 10)
World title contests: 2
Year of debut: 2012
Unbeaten opponents: 5
Opponents with losing records: 8
Activity rate (2016-present): 4 fights

Lara
Height: 175
Reach: 188
Age: 34
Career heaviest weight: 158
Career lightest weight: 152
Fights: 29
Wins: 25
Best win (opinionated): Austin Trout (December 2013, UD)
World title contests: 5
Year of debut: 2008
Unbeaten opponents: 3
Opponents with losing records: 1
Activity rate (2016-present): 3 fights

Best opponents between them (opinionated).

1. Saul Alvarez (Lara lost, SD)
2. Austin Trout (Lara won, UD. Hurd won, TKO 10)
3. Paul Williams (Lara lost, MD)
4. Vanes Martirosyan (Lara drew with Martirosyan, TD. Lara won, UD)
5. Tony Harrison (Hurd won, TKO 9)
6. Terrell Gausha (Lara won, UD)
7. Alfredo Angulo (Lara won, TKO 10)
8. Carlos Molina (Lara drew with Molina, MD)

Matchroom's picture

Thought Lara would give Hurd a boxing lesson, was impressed by Hurd. No idea how he manages to make 154, then only puts back on 9 pounds to 163 yet still manages to look so massive in comparison to Lara & Trout.

Jarrett Hurd Corner Stone Heavy.

Gold's picture

Rematch ordered by the WBA, probably the best possible option considering they weren't going to make Hurd vs. Charlo next.

what_is_the_default_password's picture

One slick Cuban vs one orange-haired zombie, who would win?

This is not a good year for Cuban professionals, but at least Lara put in a compelling, though ultimately losing, effort.

Lara threw some crisp, beautiful shots, but the gigantic Hurd shrugged them off and marched forward like an undead. Once Hurd gets too close to comfort, Lara mostly just shelled up and Hurd could throw body shots and grazing uppercuts almost with impunity.

It was a very close fight, but the final round knockdown sealed the deal.

Good thing a rematch is ordered.

"It was a great fight for the fans. I stood there, fought and it was fun. I thought I clearly won the fight. Once again a decision goes against me, but hey we just have to do the rematch."
-Erislandy Lara

I hope Lara change his mindset before the rematch or it is going to cost him the fight again. It is not so much about why he thinks he won but why others think he lost. If he dismisses this decision as just another robbery he is not going to try to fix the root causes of his defeat. In my opinion his under-developed inside game and low output was his undoing.

I look forward to the rematch.