Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Hurd vs Welborn?
Jarrett Hurd beat Jason Welborn by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Staples Center in LA.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the unified super welterweight championship of the world, with the IBF & WBA belts on the line.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Deontay Wilder beating Tyson Fury for the WBC World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Luis Ortiz defeated Travis Kauffman and Joe Joyce was victorious over Joe Hanks.
Hurd vs Welborn stats
Back in December 2018, Jarrett Hurd stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jason Welborn made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hurd had a massive power advantage over Welborn, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Welborn's 29%.
Jarrett Hurd was the younger man by 4 years, at 28 years old.
Hurd had a height advantage of 1 inch over Welborn.
Both Jarrett Hurd & Jason Welborn fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hurd was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 year and 9 months later than Welborn, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 49 less professional rounds, 156 to Welborn's 205.
Jason Welborn was ranked number 11 by the WBA in the 154lb division.
Hurd vs Welborn form
Hurd had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Erislandy Lara on 7th April 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Austin Trout on 14th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tony Harrison on 25th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
Before that, he had won against Tony Harrison on 25th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Alabama.
He had beat Jorge Cota on 12th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia.
Jason Welborn had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Tommy Langford on 8th September 2018 by split decision in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tommy Langford on 4th May 2018 by split decision in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Town Hall, West Midlands.
Going into that contest, he had won against Christian Hoskin Gomez on 25th November 2017 by points in the 6th round at Imperial Banqueting Suite, West Midlands.
Before that, he had defeated Marcus Morrison on 25th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had beat Casey Blair on 10th December 2016 by points in the 4th round at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, West Midlands.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jason Welborn had been fighting more than Jarrett Hurd.
Going to this contest, Jarrett Hurd had last fought 7 months and 24 days ago, while Jason Welborn's last outing had been 2 months and 23 days ago.
Hurd's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Welborn's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Hurd vs Welborn start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Hurd vs Welborn?
Jarrett Hurd was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Jason Welborn made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.