Unified and undefeated IBF and WBA 154-pound “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) will defend his titles against top contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams (26-1-1, 16 KOs) live in primetime in Premier Boxing Champions on FOX May 11 at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. “I couldn’t be happier to be fighting at home for the first time as a champion,” said Hurd. “My hometown has been asking me to bring the championship back home and now I can. Julian Williams is a tough opponent and I don’t see him as a stepping stone. He’s crafty, technical and fundamentally sound. I want to go out and get a decisive win and show that I’m on a different level than everybody else in the division.”
Also, unbeaten super lightweight contender Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (23-0, 15 KOs) battles Argentina’s Juan “The Pitbull” Jose Velasco (20-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round fight and middleweight contender Matt Korobov (28-2, 14 KOs) clashes with Immanuwel Aleem (28-1-1, 22 KOs) in a 10-round bout as part of the televised action.