What Do Jamel Herring And Jonathan Oquendo Have To Say About Their Title Fight?
Jamel Herring and Jonathan Oquendo will finally get the opportunity to collide.
Herring will put his WBO Junior-Lightweight Title up for grabs against Oquendo in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing card on Saturday, September 5. Herring is riding a five-fight winning streak. Oquendo is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Charles Huerta to capture the WBO Latino Junior-Lightweight Championship.
During the final press conference before their title fight, Herring discussed what he’ll have to do to ensure that he doesn’t suffer an upset loss.
“All I can focus on is this fight, getting to even right now on this stage. Everything was a process. I’m not really worried about what’s going on. With this series, we’ve seen many, many upsets because fighters tend to maybe not train their best or look ahead to things.”
Oquendo was complimentary of Herring. He’s glad that Herring is in good health after a positive COVID-19 test derailed initial plans for a July showdown.
“I want to congratulate Herring. I know he’s a great fighter. He deserves everything he has right now, and I will try my best on Saturday night. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity. I’m 37 years old, but mentally, I’m prepared. I believe this is the perfect time for me to fight for a world title. I want to show the world what I’m capable of doing. Health and safety is the most important thing. I’m good. Herring is good. I can’t wait to fight.”
The Herring vs. Oquendo event will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. The action will be streaming live on ESPN+. The empty MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will play host to this card. This is the same location that Top Rank Boxing has named “The Bubble.”