Jarrett Hurd And Luis Ortiz Added To Heavyweight Title Card


The WBC heavyweight title clash between champion Deontay Wilder and British challenger Tyson Fury will feature an undercard lineup of stellar fighters including the return of a unified world champion and two heavy-hitting heavyweights. 


Undefeated, unified 154-pound world champion Jarrett Hurd along with heavyweight title contender Luis Ortiz and heavyweight prospect Joe Joyce will fight in separate bouts on the Showtime PPV® undercard event on Saturday, December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. 


Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) returns for his first fight since unifying the super welterweight division earlier this year to defend his IBF and WBA titles against British Commonwealth champ Jason Welborn (24-6, 7 KOs).  Hurd, who edged Erislandy Lara in a leading candidate for 2018 Fight of the Year in April, will enter the ring for the first time since undergoing rotator cuff surgery as he targets another title unification in 2019. 


Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz (29-1, 25 KOs) will continue his quest for a second shot at a heavyweight world championship as he takes on American Travis Kauffman (32-2, 23 KOs) in a 10-round bout. 


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