History was made Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Lara vs Hurd fight on Showtime.
Hurd was definitely the busier fighter, but Lara landed lead left hands at will early in the fight. When there was space, Lara was able to use his superior skills to his advantage, but when the fight went to the inside it benefited the 27-year-old Hurd.
But a knockdown in the final round ended up proving the margin of victory for Hurd, who dethroned the Cuban veteran Lara—ending his run of seven successful title defenses on the Showtime-televised card from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jarrett Hurd's 12th-round knockdown of long-reigning champion Erislandy Lara secured his 154-pound title unification victory Saturday night in Las Vegas.
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