News | Oct 31 2018

Hurd’s the word for Welborn as Brit lands miracle world title shot

Jason Welborn appears to have landed an unlikely world title shot against junior-middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd on December 1, writes Elliot Worsell
Jarrett Hurd
LR_SHO FIGHT NIGHT-LARA VS HURD-TRAPPFOTOS-04072018-2474  |  Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

In 2016, Jason Welborn lost back-to-back fights against William Warburton and Craig Cunningham and his dream of one day winning a British title, let alone anything beyond that, appeared as good as over.

Fast forward two-and-a-half years, however, and Welborn, now the British middleweight champion, has somehow landed a shot against WBA and IBF junior-middleweight king Jarrett Hurd at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, on December 1.