At the EagleBank Arena, in Fairfax, VA, Saturday night over USA Fox, IBF and WBA Super World Welterweight champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd lost his titles to Julian “J Roc” Williams! Promoter was TGB Promotions – Tom Brown and PBC.
In the Main Event IBF, WBA and IBO World Super Welterweight champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd, 23-1 (16), #153 3/4 Accokeek, MD, lost to Julian “J Roc” Williams, 27-1-1 (16), #153 3/4 of Philadelphia, PA, over 12 rounds.
In the first round it was all Williams with Hurd hardly landed a punch. In the second round Williams landed a right on the temple followed by a left to the chin dropping Hurd for the 8 count by referee Bill Clancy. Hurd survived the round.
In the third round Hurd a noted slow starter came out throwing punches but Williams was slipping most of them. Williams outlanded Hurd for the most part of the round though Hurd finally
In the fourth round Williams continued landing at a high percentage but Hurd was known to take a punch. In the sixth round Williams looked like the “body snatcher” landing punch after punch. In the seventh Hurd was cut on the left eye brow.
In the eighth Williams hit Hurd with everything but the “Kitchen sink” though Hurd has landed few but solid punches. In the ninth round Hurd’s corner cut man got vasiline in his right eye. William landed a hard right uppercut to the chin of Hurd whose corner couldn’t seem to keep the tape from coming loose.
In the tenth round between tape repairs from the Hurd corner Williams landed numerous uppercuts on the chin as Hurd was leaning on him. In the eleventh round Hurd missed more than he landed. Williams had not let up landing punches. Blood was dripping from the right eye of Hurd’s other cut.
In the twelfth and final round Williams continued landing punch after punch uppercuts while Hurd was taking one after another.
Scores were Planco 116-111 with Weisfeld and Taylor having it 115-112 while this writer had it 118-109 for the winner.
In the co-feature IBO World Super Bantamweight champion Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda, 27-3 (11), of Windhoek, Nambia, lost to Stephen “Scooter” Fulton, 16-0 (7), of Philadelphia, PA, by scores of 120-107 on all scorecards over 12 rounds.
Super Lightweight Mario “El Azteca” Barrios, 24-0 (16), of San Antonio, TX, knocked out Juan Jose Velasco, 20-2 (12), of Bueno Aires, ARG, at 1:16 of the second round of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first round Barrios showed to be a body puncher. In the second round Velasco missed with a right while a left hook from Barrios landed to the body under the arm pit area and a right as Velasco after a delay dropped to his knees for the full count by referee Wayne Spinola.
Former Olympic Middleweight Russian southpaw Mat Korobov, 28-2-1 (14), of St. Petersburg, FL, was robbed getting a majority draw with Immanuwel “The Chosen One” Aleem, 18-1-2 (11), of Richmond, VA, over 10 rounds. Originally announced a win for Korobov but changed after the announcement.
In the first two rounds southpaw Korobov used a body attack mainly lead lefts to the chest of Aleem. In the third round Aleem came out aggressive but Korobov countered well. Even when tied up Korobov landed right hooks to the head of Aleem.
In the fourth round Aleem missed a left hook and Korobov hit him on the back with a right hook and down went Aleem. Referee Michelle Myers called it a slip. In the fifth round when Aleem comes in close Korobov ties him up using his experience holding one hand and hitting with the other hand.
In the sixth round Korobov hurt Aleem with a left to the chin followed by a right and left. Tape was hanging from Aleem’s right glove but the referee didn’t take him to his corner to repair it. Only at the end of the round did she tell his corner.
In the eighth round Aleem continued to come straight in not going to Korobov’s left which makes him an easy target. Aleem’s best punches were lead rights to the chin but too few. Korobov landed numerous right uppercuts when inside. Aleem landed a right to above Korobov’s eye just prior to the bell causing a small cut.
In the ninth round Korobov continued to take Aleem to school. In the tenth and final round Aleem rocked Korobov with a right on the chin. Korobov is showing fatigue and taking several rights from Aleem causing blood from the mouth of Korobov.
Scores were somehow 95-95 Costello, 95-95 D’Attilio and 97-93 Perry while this writer had it 98-92. Former Olympian Korobov was trained by 1976 Olympian Charles Mooney, the lone team member that never turned pro being an Army man.