Shakur Stevenson Stops Jamel Herring to Become WBO Super-Featherweight Champion

Published 10/24/2021, 1:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 09: Shakur Stevenson celebrates his TKO win against Oscar Mendoza in their Featherweight bout at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


Shakur Stevenson and Jamel Herring’s highly-anticipated clash stood tall to the mammoth expectations created around it. Both the men went all guns blazing against each other and they truly got their best versions inside the ring. However, Stevenson had an edge over his adversary as he attained a vital T/KO win in round 10.

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The fight began well for the champ, Herring, as he was able to distance himself from Stevenson due to his lanky frame.

The duo showed tremendous hand speed in the first round itself, and they effectively employed their jabs. Stevenson looked to target Herring’s body, whereas the champ looked for slick counterattacks.

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Both of them used the entire ring space to move around and cut the distance. Stevenson looked desperate to land a shot, and he struck ‘Semper Fi’ with a couple of left hooks on the body. As the rounds progressed, ‘Fearless’ turned aggressive, and he went ahead with straight lefts and jabs.

Citing Stevenson’s approach, Herring went on a back foot and tried to decode the undefeated fighter’s style. While doing so, the champ got hit with some power-packed left hands.

‘Fearless’ maintained a good punching accuracy, and he even landed a barrage of punches on Herring in round 3. At one point, it seemed as if the young gun would finish Herring with a T/KO. However, he couldn’t do the same.

Herring tried to reverse the tables by marching ahead in the later rounds. But that didn’t stop Stevenson from going toe to toe with the champ.

Shakur Stevenson vs Jamel Herring – A fight worth the buzz

While ‘Fearless’ Stevenson dictated the pace of the fight with his aggressive approach, Herring came up with some notable counterattacks.

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Herring adopted an oppressive fight style midway through the fight. However, the young force handled an oppressive Jamel Herring with absolute class and implemented his elite defense game to thwart ‘Semper Fi’.

In round 10, Stevenson landed a bunch of shots on Herring, after which the referee stopped the fight to save ‘Semper Fi’ from further damage.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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