Jarrett Hurd did something that no one was able to do with the always tough and game Austin Trout, truly announcing himself to the world in doing so.
Jarrett Hurd might not be that well known to casual sports or boxing fans, but after last night it won’t be just hardcore boxing fans who know who the IBF junior-middleweight champion is.
Austin Trout, his opponent this weekend, had shared the ring many top fighters over the last number of years including the likes of Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, Jermall Charlo and Erislandy Lara to name but a few.
Never a man to shy away from a challenge, 32 year old Trout due to his awkward style, will to win and and willingness to take on all comers has earned the reputation as a man to be avoided in recent times.
Jarrett Hurd didn’t subscribe to this though and proceeded to batter Trout on route to eventually breaking him down and stopping him inside the distance.
The first stoppage defeat of Trout’s career to date.
Here is the moment that the referee decided to wave it off due to the doctor saying Trout was in no fit position to continue the bout, in what proved to a bruising and highly entertaining battle and moved Hurd’s record to 21-0-15KO in the process:
(Highlights via Boxing Legends YouTube – hat tip)