This should be a decent comeback fight for Hurd who’s had more than a year out the ring. This fight is being contested at 160 pounds however Hurd plans to go back to 154 and potentially fight the winner of Jermell Charlo and Castano. Arias has a big opportunity to turn his career around after losing to Daniel Jacobs and Luke Keeler along with a draw to Gabriel Rosado.
I think Hurd will simply be to big and strong for Arias who was dropped by Luke Keeler who isn’t someone I rate highly at all. Hurd has shown he can have success at the highest level while Arias has consistently fallen short in recent years and I think the same will happen in this fight.
I think Hurd will win by decision due to being bigger and having more power. He’ll likely try his new style of using his size to box so it’s unlikely to end in a stoppage unless he goes back to how he used to fight.