Luis Arias Vanquishes Jarrett Hurd on Mayweather-Paul Undercard via Split Decision

Published 06/06/2021, 9:59 PM EDT
Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Luis Arias (White Trunks) fights Jarrett Hurd (Blue Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


In the first traditional fight of the Mayweather vs Paul undercard, Jarrett Hurd and Luis Arias didn’t shy away from putting on a violent display against each other. The middleweight scrap had several moments of highs and lows, and it saw both men come up with sheer dominance. However, Arias successfully bagged the win via a split decision of 97-93, 96-93, 94-95.

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Hurd’s and Arias’s bruised-up faces reflected the nature of the battle they engaged in within the ropes. While the fight could have ended in a punch, both men landed their best shots on each other. Despite landing clean and ferocious hits, neither side backed off. Instead, they continued coming forward, thereby delighting their fans.

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As chaos took a toll on the canvas, Arias impressed many with his latest performance. Coming into the fight, several fans had billed Jarrett Hurd as the favorite. But Arias rightly showcased his prowess. As the fight went deeper, the Florida native unloaded massively. Meanwhile, Jarrett Hurd appeared to be relying more on his jabs. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting moments in the bout.

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Jarrett Hurd vs Luis Arias- What a War!

Following some of the most intriguing exchanges in the initial stages, round 9 saw both men score knockdowns over each other. The 10-round battle went till the last round where they produced their best versions, but Arias looked sharper.

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Though Arias had a few advantages of being a natural middleweight, he had to drain himself in the ring. The bloodied pugilists seemed weary and were seemingly running on fumes, but that didn’t deter them.

While Jarrett Hurd could have unveiled a much better performance, a lot has to be credited to Luis Arias. Following a loss to Luke Keeler in 2019, he badly needed a win. As he achieved the same against a name like Hurd, Arias seems to have a brighter road ahead in the journey.

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What did you make of Luis Arias’s big win tonight?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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