Shakur Stevenson Purse: How Much Did He Earn From the Jamel Herring Fight?

Published 10/25/2021, 2:24 AM EDT


‘Fearless’ Shakur Stevenson had the highlight of his career after beating Jamel Herring via TKO in round 10 of their headlining clash to grab hold of the WBO super featherweight title. He is now a two-weight champion and has already aimed at WBC champion Oscar Valdez to unify the belts.

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Meanwhile, the night was not just about his in-ring achievement. Stevenson also bagged the highest earning of his boxing career, with Jamel Herring claiming the same. The fight did pretty well at the Box Office and both the fighters departed with million-dollar payments. While Herring’s earning fell short before Stevenson, it was still a big digit.

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ESPN’s Mike Coppinger revealed the numbers of Shakur Stevenson vs Jamel Herring purse, which may have doubled after the PPV sales. Per his claims, Shakur Stevenson was guaranteed $1.7 million, and Herring was guaranteed $1.5 million for the in-ring clash.

According to DraftKings.com, Jamel Herring received a guaranteed purse of $600,000 against Carl Frampton, which became somewhere between $1.5-$2 million after the PPV revenue. Thus, his latest fight against Stevenson was a massive financial upgrade.

The fight was available live on the ESPN PPV, and it’s safe to assume both the contenders would have bagged over $2 million from the fight. As for ‘Fearless’, he has grabbed the bigger amount and also the world title. It has been an absolute win-win situation for him.

Shakur Stevenson net worth 2021

Per reports, Stevenson’s net worth in 2021 is at a whopping $2,300,000, and most of it had come from his boxing achievements. There’s no denying that his latest fight has been a massive booster for his net worth. As he shall appear next in 2022, the upcoming year can see ‘Fearless’ touch new heights of financial success.

As for now, he will relish the big win and take valuable time-off. Meanwhile, fans can continue to playback his fight against Herring. Here’s a look at Herring vs Stevenson.

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Undefeated as a professional, Steveson had lesser experience than Jamel Herring, which seemed to be a massive factor. Herring, fresh from his win against Frampton, seemed confident about vanquishing Steveson. But the fight saw surprised most onlookers as Stevenson arguably delivered his best performance.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 19: Shakur Stevenson poses during the weigh-in for his featherweights fight against Christopher Diaz of Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden on April 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

As many had claimed him to be a boring fighter, including Tim Bradley, Stevenson had a message for all of them. He stopped Jamel Herring in round 10 with a vicious TKO and went straight after his critics. In the post-fight interview, Shakur Stevenson didn’t forget to mention Bradley.

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“I want to thank Tim Bradley. Tim Bradley was criticizing me and calling me boring. So, I wanted a fun fight. I wanted to perform,” said ‘Fearless’.

Having won the belt, Stevenson now wants to go for the bigger sets. From Gervonta Davis to Oscar Valdez, he has put eyes on everyone. And sees to have a bright future in the sport of boxing ahead.

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What did you make of Shakur Stevenson’s performance against Jamel Herring?

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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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