VIDEO: Jolly Face-Off Becomes Intense as Shakur Stevenson Tries to Steal Jamel Herring’s Belt

Published 10/22/2021, 7:15 AM EDT


Finally, Shakur Stevenson has earned a shot at the 130 lbs world championship. He will face Jamel Herring for the WBO super featherweight title on October 23 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Following a flawless run of 16-0, ‘Fearless’ may be a bit too adamant about putting his hands on the title.

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He tried to steal the WBO strap from Jamel Herring’s shoulder while the two were locked in an intense stare-down. The situation wasn’t very intense until Stevenson displayed his confidence.

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He looked cheeky from the start and replicated his dominance by trying to bully ‘Semper Fi’. After throwing a few verbal slurs, Stevenson directly went for the belt, which didn’t sit very well with the champion. The situation turned a bit hazy, with both the teams chiming in with verbal attacks. However, they were soon separated, and the fight was stored for the in-ring affair.

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Herring vs Stevenson is a massive matchup at 130 lbs, which can craft several more potential thrillers in the future. Meanwhile, it will also assure Shakur Stevenson‘s position amongst the very best in his weight class. Having held the featherweight title in the past, ‘Fearless’ is aware of what it takes to be the champion.

However, Jamel Herring may not be an easy opponent to deal with. Following three successful title defenses on board, ‘Semper Fi’ has sheer chances of beating Stevenson.

Shakur Stevenson vs Jamel Herring- The Super featherweight blockbuster

WBO champion Herring holds a record of 23-2 and has witnessed 9 more fights than his nearing opponent in the professional journey. He also has a reach and height advantage. However, boxing demands much more than this to help someone claim a win.

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The 12-rounds fight will put both men into an intense scene, that can either go to the distance or end in a flash. As we will picture two hard-hitters in motion, it can provide several potential outcomes.

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Who do you think takes the win? Shakur Stevenson or Jamel Herring? Let us know.

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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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