The feisty Philadelphian sprung an feeling disturbance of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to captivate the WBA and IBF junior middleweight entitles on Saturday
Julian Williams sprung a deplorable upset of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to captivate the WBA and IBF junior middleweight entitlements on Saturday night at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia.
Williams, who went off as a 5-1 underdog in Hurd’s backyard, floored the endorse in the second round on his course to a unanimous decision after 12 rounds of mainly close-quarters action by scores of 116-111 and 115 -1 12( twice) on the campus of George Mason University.
The wildly entertaining scrap accomplished a resurgence for the 29 -year-old from West Philadelphia known as J Rock, who has triumphed five in a row since abide a fifth-round knockout loss to Jermall Charlo in his only other world title fire in December 2016.
Afterward a teary-eyed Williams, who was homeless at 13 and watched his mother battle drug addiction, was so overcome by emotion that he had trouble conducting the in-ring interview.
” They told me I was done, that I had no chin ,” Williams said.” Jarrett’s such a great boxer and he push things. I get so motivated because everyone was doubting me. I turned my Twitter off, I turned my Instagram off. I blocked out all the good stuff, I blocked out all the bad stuff. The boxing nature, they make it seem like soldiers take a loss and they can’t come back, and I merely knew that wasn’t the instance. Stop condemning fighters when they are take a loss .”