Herring dethrones Ito

Jamel «Semper Fi» Herring (20-2, 10 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Masayuki Ito (02/01/25, 13 KOs) and took away his WBO super featherweight title in the main event in Kissimmee, Fla. The bout was a tactical one, and Ito was not able to solve Herring. The scores were: 116-112 and 118-110 twice.

Jamel Herring: "I want to dedicate this fight to my daughter, Ariyanah, who passed away from SIDs. Tonight would have been her 10th birthday, and I dedicate this title to her. Ito was a tough competitor, but I always believed I could win a world title. This is a dream come true, and to do this on Memorial Day weekend makes it even sweeter."

Promoter Bob Arum: "When we signed Jamel, a lot of people had their doubts, but he showed the heart of a world champion. He’s a true Marine and an American hero. We are so proud of what this young man has accomplished."

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