Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson Stats: Height, Weight, Age, Record, Net Worth

Published 10/19/2021, 4:51 PM EDT


WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring will step up for his fourth title defense against a surging star Shakur Stevenson, in what can be a blockbuster fight, on October 23 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The battle of two southpaws will be an important fight for the entire 130 lbs division.

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It will also be an important phase in Stevenson’s career, who has earned his second world title shot. Having tasted the featherweight gold already, 24-year-old Stevenson has a lot to see on his super featherweight journey. The upcoming fight against ‘Semer Fi’ is one such thing that can take ‘Fearless’ into new heights of success.

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Similarly, it will be a crucial fight for Jamel Herring, riding a seven-fight win streak at this time. Both men have had their recent wins against commendable opponents this year. It cites a gruesome encounter when they will collide with each other.

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Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson: The Age and Physique

35-year-old Jamel Herring is 11 years elder than his opponent Shakur Stevenson. And has seen over 12 professional fights more than ‘Fearless’. Moreover, he is bigger in size. Herring, 5’10” has a reach of 72” which is way more than Stevenson’s 5’7” height and 68” reach. These factors reflect Herring having an upper hand. But boxing demands much more than just size. And one shall never write away ‘Fearless’ from any fight.

The Record, Knockouts, and Numbers

Herring, 26-2 has earned 11 of his wins via KO and has been stopped once in 2 of his losses. The only two men to have beaten Herring weren’t even his biggest opponents. This reflects ‘Semper Fi’ to crumble on certain scenarios. But his high-profile record reflects wins against Carl Frampton, Lamont Roach among many others. After six years of amateur and nine years of professional boxing, Herring is now an elite world champion, without any doubt.

Meanwhile, Shakur Stevenson may have what it takes to snatch the WBO belt from Herring. The undefeated boxer has attained a professional record of 16-0. He has earned 8 of them via KO and has had a better amateur journey than ‘Semper Fi’.

61-6 as an amateur, Stevenson has been a featherweight world champion in his professional ride. He has also grabbed the Interim title at 130. A win over Jamel Herring will turn him into a two-weight champion, garnering several bigger fights for him ahead.

Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson: Money and Fame

According to reports, Herring has amassed a net worth of $3 million from his salary, winnings, and sponsorships so far. He is guaranteed at least $600,000 for each fight, which turns at least $2 million after adding the PPV numbers. While he has the WBO title around his waist, Herring can bag several more multi-million fights for himself.

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‘Fearless’ Stevenson is yet to be a millionaire. His net worth is reported to be $97,000. But after October 23, he will clearly become a millionaire. Several reports cite Stevenson to have become a millionaire already. But none of them cites the exact digits. But the social media numbers claim him to be more famous than the current WBO super featherweight champion.

Jamel Herring: Instagram followers- 48.5 K, Twitter followers- 33K

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Shakur Stevenson: Instagram followers- 437 K, Twitter followers- 77K

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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