Transportation issue puts Trout and Hurd in rare simultaneous media workout
A media workout was held earlier today at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York to promote Saturday’s loaded championship boxing card set to take place at the Barclays Center.
The last two fighters scheduled to participate in the workout festivities were Las Cruces, New Mexico’s Austin Trout and current IBF Light Middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd. Hurd, who was scheduled to be on-hand at 1:30pm did not arrive until about 2:40pm, well into Trout’s workout which began at 2:30.
This forced the group of about 25 media members to split between the two rings that the respective fighters were working out in.
“He disrespected my media workout because he ain’t supposed to be here right now but at the same time it must be because he’s worried; he wanted to get a look,” said an upset Trout who arrived in New York on Tuesday afternoon. “No matter how many looks he gets it’s not gonna prepare him for what’s happening Saturday night.”
When asked about his late arrival Hurd offered a straightforward answer.
“The train was supposed to be here around 12-something, it ended up getting here around 1:20,” explained Hurd who was arrived today from his hometown of Washington, D.C.. “It’s nothing personal it’s just business.”
“I’ve already watched enough tape on Austin,” Hurd explained when the question of his late arrival was rephrased.
“Many people don’t know I’ve already been in the ring with Austin Trout before so there’s nothing I need to see. We got the game plan– we gon’ be ready for Saturday night”
Hurd was referring to a two-round sparring session, if you can call it that, that he said the two had in 2015 well before the two were on a collision course to face one another.
Regardless of the reason, Hurd’s unscheduled presence during Trout’s workout has appeared to light a fire under the New Mexican who was very reserved throughout training camp.
“I’m gonna beat this man’s ass,” Trout continued. “I’m taking his belt and his ‘O’.”
The bout will be televised via Showtime on Saturday with Hurd vs. Trout kicking off the telecast.