Jarrett Hurd vs Jose Armando Resendiz Preview March 4th, 2023
Former IBF, IBO, and WBA Jr. Middleweight Champion Jarrett Hurd of Maryland, USA will be back in the ring for the first time in almost two years this Saturday, March 4th when he takes on Jose Armando Resendiz of Mexico. The 10-rounder from Ontario, California can be seen live in America on Showtime and on FITE in the UK. Hurd was beaten via a 10-round split decision by Luis Arias his last time out in June, 2021 after dropping him in the ninth round. Resendiz last saw action in October when he stopped Heber Rondon in the second round.
Hurd vs Resendiz Betting Odds
Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).
- Jose Armando Resendiz +325
- Jarrett Hurd -450
The 32-year-old Hurd won the vacant IBF Jr Middleweight title in February, 2017 when he stopped Tony Harrison in the ninth round and defended it for the first time against Austin Trout eight months later when Trout couldn’t come out for the 11th round. Hurd won the IBO and WBA crowns by beating Erislandy Lara by split decision in April, 2018 and then defended all the titles against Jason Welborn by fourth-round stoppage in December, 2018 before running into Julian Williams and losing his silverware by unanimous decision.
Hurd turned pro back in 2012 after reportedly going 32-8 as an amateur and has 146 rounds of experience since then. He’s a former three-time Golden Gloves winner in Washington D.C and has managed to beat opponents such as Francisco Santana, Lara, Harrison, Trout, Ionut Dan Ion, Oscar Molina, Frank Galarza and Eric Mitchell. What Hurd also has going for him right now is pretty good power with a knockout ratio of 61.5 per cent and an aggressive style.
Hurd, who stands just under 6-feet-tall with a reach of 78 inches, is a relatively low key and somewhat underrated boxer who is quite fan friendly due to his power and style in the ring. His bout against Lara in 2018 was one of the best of the year and he managed to drop the former champion in the 12th round to insure the victory. His contest against Williams was also an entertaining and raucous affair and he had to pick himself up from the canvas in the second round. Hurd’s just as comfortable brawling as he is at boxing.
Resendiz is just 24 years old and has boxed 66 rounds since making his pro debut in 2018. He makes his ring walk with a record of 13-1 with 9 Ko’s and has been fighting as a super middleweight. He’s 5-feet-10-inches tall with a 69-inch reach so he gives up two inches in height and nine inches in reach to Hurd. His lone defeat as a pro came at the hands of Marcos Hernandez by 10-round unanimous decision in September, 2021 and he was dropped in the second round.
As far as power is concerned, Resendiz appears to have enough of it to cause some damage as his current knockout ratio stands at 64.3 per cent. However, his quality of opposition hasn’t been the greatest as just six f his 14 opponents have entered the ring with a winning record. Resendiz’s biggest wins have been against the likes of Heber Rondon, Quilisto Madera, Michel Rosales Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez Lopez.
Hurd’s motivated to get another title shot and he definitely has to take care of Resendiz to get one but has lost two of his last three fights. Hurd will have some ring rust to battle through though as it’s been nearly two years since he fought. Resendiz has a puncher’s chance here but gives up both height and reach. I’m expecting Hurd to get past him this weekend.
Hurd’s experience should make this a successful comeback fight.
Play: Hurd -450 @ BetOnline.ag
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