WOW: Jamel Herring Set to Defend His Super-Featherweight Title Against Star Prodigy Shakur Stevenson

Published 09/01/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


Boxing fans around the world have witnessed some iconic boxing bouts in 2021. Akin to the first eight months, the last four months of 2021 also have some out-of-the-box fights aligned. Hence, fans are in for a real treat with the same. Recently, Top Rank announced one of the biggest fights of the year between super-featherweight stalwarts Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson.

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The duo will enter a stupendous 12-round showdown for Herring’s WBO title. With the prowess and aura both these fighters bring in, this fight may deliver absolute fireworks.

As both these men have registered some noteworthy wins at this weight class, it’s finally time for the pair to settle on one true winner on October 23.

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In his last fight, Herring faced Carl Frampton. He walked in as an underdog, but in the actual fight, he completely turned the tables and beat his rival.

With that win, ‘Semper Fi’ solidified his position and showed why he’s the best in this division. On the other hand, Stevenson has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the division. His cosmic knockout power, speed, and style have helped him put out some staggering performances.

In his last fight, the southpaw outclassed Jeremiah Nakathila to claim the WBO interim super-featherweight title and be next in line to fight Herring.

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This is probably the biggest opportunity for the young gun, who will look to put on a show in the biggest fight of his life against the veteran in ‘Semper Fi’.

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Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – What can the fans expect?

Shakur Stevenson is a highly aggressive fighter who maintains his pace throughout the bout. On the flip side, Herring starts his assault a bit late as he takes time to decode his opponent’s style.

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Looking at the above situation, both these fighters have their own set of skills and they truly are the best in whatever they do. However, it’ll be interesting to see who among the two controls the fight on October 23.

What do you make of this booking? Who do you think will win?

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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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