AS one of only four unified world champions today, Jarrett Hurd has earned the right to brush dirt off his shoulders, or even money bop his way to the ring if he so desires.
But Hurd, 27, is tempering his ebullience. That can wait until he’s secured both the bag and the one belt he covets: The WBC title, held by Jermell Charlo, another unbeaten American with hair dyed in colors Wiz Khalifa popularized.
Charlo-Hurd is one of the best potential matchups in boxing today, but it probably won’t occur until 2019. Boxing fans hate the term “marinate,” typically because the powers that be usually overdo it. In this case, however, a few more months of seasoning won’t sour the fans or the fight.