Shakur Stevenson TKOs Jamel Herring, Becomes New WBO Junior Lightweight Champ

Shakur Stevenson has become a two-division champ following his victory over Jamel Herring at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Saturday night.

Stevenson was awarded the WBO junior lightweight strap for his tenth-round stoppage. This was Stevenson’s 17th win on the trot and Herring’s third career loss to a Southpaw opponent.

The former champ was on a seven-fight win streak before Stevenson jinxed it.

The difference in agility and conditioning was visible just a few rounds into the fight.

Stevenson, 24, was taking on an elite champ who was 11 years older than him, but he still overwhelmed Herring until the referee thought he had seen enough of it.
Stevenson’s three and four-piece sharp combinations and inside penetration had Herring searching for answers. The 35-year-old boxer’s defense seemed futile as Stevenson landed stinging shots at will.

Herring looked most wobbled in the sixth round when Stevenson sent him off balance with a blasting right hook. This served as a precursor for the 10th round and worsened the cut over Herring’s right eye.

Nonetheless, it was nothing but love between both boxers after the fight.

The former champ’s ringside interview seemed like a pre-retirement talk as well.

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