News | May 12 2019

Brilliant Julian Williams upsets Jarrett Hurd to lift two world titles

Julian Williams outpoints Jarrett Hurd to become the new WBA and IBF super-welterweight champion of the world
Julian Williams
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PHILADELPHIA has yet another world champion.

His name is Julian ‘J-Rock’ Williams and tonight (May 11) in Fairfax, Virginia he became the latest in a long line of Philly world champions with a near-perfect unanimous decision victory (scorecards read 115-112, 115-112 and 116-111) over WBA an IBF world super-welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd.

Williams, 29, had lost just the once going into the fight – a fifth-round stoppage defeat to Jermall Charlo in 2016 – but had found himself on a good run of form of late, winning four on the bounce, and was seemingly very confident ahead of what was his second world title fight in a nine-year professional career.


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