Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson

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06:55, 23 Oct 2021

This weekend sees undefeated Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson take on former US Marine Jamel Herring with the latter’s WBO super-featherweight title on the line. 

The fight marks a significant test for the highly promising Stevenson, who failed to impress in his last outing, while Herring is coming into the fight on the back of a career best win.

If Thursday’s tense press conference was anything to go by, there’s definitely some animosity building between these two fighters that could produce fireworks when they meet in the ring on Saturday night. Here’s everything you need to know about this intriguing match-up...

Where:

State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

When:

Sunday, October 24. The main card is expected to start at 12.30am UK time, with the main event ringwalks expected at 3.30am.

How To Watch:

Sky Sports

Last Fight:

Both men have fought once in 2021. Stevenson was in action back in June, beating Jeremia Nakathila via unanimous decision on the scorecards in Las Vegas, while Herring fought in April, stopping Carl Frampton by TKO in Dubai.

What They Say:

Shakur Stevenson

"Jamel had to fight me, or he would've been stripped of his world title. I boxed him into a corner, and I am going to take his world title in devastating fashion on October 24.

"I can't wait to fight in front of the amazing fans in Atlanta. Trust me, you are going to see a show, and I will become a two-weight world champion."

Mikey Williams/Top Rank
Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jamel Herring

 "2021 has been good to me so far. I started the year with a big fight and a major win over Frampton.

"I look forward to finishing out the year the same way I started it, not only with another huge victory, but as a world champion. I have nothing else to say. 

Tale Of The Tape:

Shakur Stevenson

Place Of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Alias: ‘Fearless’

Age: 24

Record: 16-0 (8)

Height: 5’7’’

Reach: 72’

Jamel Herring

Place Of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio

Alias: ‘Semper Fi’

Age: 35

Record: 23-2 (11)

Height: 5’10’’

Reach: 72’’

Mikey Williams/Top Rank
Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Full Fight Card:

Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson, WBO super featherweight title

Xander Zayas vs Dan Karpency, Light middleweight

Nico Ali Walsh vs James Westley, Middleweight

Evan Holyfield vs Charles Stanford, Light middleweight

Roddricus Livsey vs Eric Palmer, Light welterweight

Haven Brady Jr vs Roberto Negrete, Featherweight

Antoine Cobb vs TBA, Junior welterweight

Harley Mederos vs TBA, Lightweight

Troy Isley vs TBA, Middleweight

Betfred Odds: 

Jamel Herring: 5/1

Draw: 25/1

Shakur Stevenson: 1/8

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