“Make Sure You Bring My Belt”- Shakur Stevenson Mocks Jamel Herring

Published 09/10/2021, 10:30 AM EDT


Over a month away from the fight, Shakur Stevenson and Jamel Herring are already grabbing attention for the heated build-up to their nearing title collision. WBO super featherweight champion, Herring, will put his strap on the line against Stevenson on October 23 in a 12-round headliner.

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Although Herring has three successful title defenses under his name, a scrap against Stevenson might be different from all his past bouts. Justifying his nickname to the fullest, ‘Fearless’ Shakur Stevenson is 16-0 as a boxer and is one of the biggest names of his division.

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Hence, he doesn’t seem bothered about Herring’s championship status. Instead, the 24-year-old appeared light-hearted in the latest press conference. While Jamel Herring seemed focused, Stevenson constantly mocked him verbally.

‘Fearless’ even said, “Make sure you bring my belt [with you] everywhere you go.” 

Thus, Shakur Stevenson is absolutely confident about becoming a world champion in his next fight. But it will be extremely demanding. Herring is one of the hardest punchers on the roster and has been flawless for the past several years. Stevenson will clearly bring in his A-listed features. But that in no way will be very surprising for Jamel Herring.

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Besides, both men have had their latest appearances a few months back. Jamel Herring defended his belt against Carl Frampton via TKO in April, a career-defining fight for him. Meanwhile, Stevenson advanced himself to 16-0 by beating Jeremiah Nakathila in June via a unanimous decision. Thus, it’s the perfect time to stage them opposite each other.

Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – The title fight

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The two will collide at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, with a fight card that can be built to be a spectacular one. Only the main-event has been announced, with the other fights still under process. Interestingly, Evander Holyfield’s son Evan Holyfield and Muhammad Ali’s grandson Nico Ai Walsh will also appear in the undercard.

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So, it is shaping up to be a spectacular night of action for the fans. As of now, Herring vs Stevenson is already spinning a lot of headlines. While we continue to walk closer to the fight, things can get intensified even further, for all the obvious reasons.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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