Home Boxing News Armando Resendiz upsets Jarrett Hurd, scores knockout win

Armando Resendiz upsets Jarrett Hurd, scores knockout win

Armando Resendiz (right) lands on Jarrett Hurd. Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime

The future of Jarrett Hurd’s career hangs in the balance after a nasty cut to his lip cut short his 162-pound catchweight bout against Armando Resendiz at the Toyota Center in Ontario, California on the undercard of the Brandon Figueroa-Mark Magsayo fight on Saturday night.

The 32-year-old Hurd, who was having his fight in almost two years, had his hands full with Mexican Resendiz, 24, who exploited holes in his defence, repeatedly landing overhand rights. It was that punch that cause the severe laceration to the left side of his lip that saw the bout halted on the advice of the ringside physician at the 0:05 mark of the 10th and final round.

At the time of the stoppage Resendiz was leading on all three cards 87-84, 89-82 and 87-84. Hurd has now lost three of his past four outings dating back almost four years to his instant classic against Julian Williams that cost him his WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles.

Hurd 24-3 (16) falls to while Resendiz improves his record to 14-1 (10).

“It was all about heart, but I know I can be even better and you’ll see what I mean in my next fight,” Resendiz said. “I told everyone I was willing to go to war, I’m Mexican, after all.

“It was a strong, physical fight just like we expected. The results speak for themselves.”

Hurd had his moments in the contest, notably snapping Resendiz’s head back with uppercuts, but it was the youth and activity of the little-known middleweight that was the story of the day.

This was reflected in the CompuBox statistics. Resendiz landed 280 punches – the most by a Hurd opponent, eclipsing Julian Williams 273 blows in May 2019. Hurd tried working behind his jab early on, landing a total of 27 jabs in rounds three and four. Resendiz took away Hurd’s jab, only allowing Hurd to land 24 jabs in rounds five through nine.

By the end of round five Resendiz had landed 100 power punches to Hurd’s 97. In rounds six through nine Resendiz landed 106 power punches while limiting Hurd to 69 landed power punches.

It was the first time Hurd had been stopped in 27 bouts over 11 years.

“I knew this was going to be a tough, toe-to-to fight based on our styles,” Hurd said. “But I only had to make it one more round. I wish I could have finished it, but my lip was cut too bad. So, congratulations to Resendiz.

“At no point was I hurt at all in that fight, but I have to respect what the doctors say and there’s nothing I can do about it.”