One of America's best boxers, 24-year-old Rio 2016 Olympic medalist Shakur Stevenson (16-0,8 KOs) has ambitious plans. He has already won the world featherweight title and is now aiming for the super featherweight crown. He faces his compatriot WBO champion Jamel Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) this coming Saturday. The two were previously thought to be on good terms, but Stevenson's recent statements contradict that claim.
On October 23 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta at Top Rank night, Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) defends his WBO super featherweight title against Shakur Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs). On the same night, Nico Ali Walsh (1-0, 1 KO), grandson of "The Greatest" Muhammad Ali, will have his second bout as a pro.
The fight of Shakur Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) and Jamel Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) for the WBO Super Featherweight belt is scheduled for the last quarter of 2021. The fight will take place at one of the evening promoted by Top Rank.
In a rather boring fight, Shakur Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over Jeremia Nakathila (21-2, 17 KOs) in the main event of the evening in Las Vegas. Thus, the American got the interim WBO featherweight title.
Shakur Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) and Jeremiah Nakatila (21-1, 17 KOs) met at the final press conference ahead of their Saturday's bout in Las Vegas. The rivals will fight for the interim WBO super featherweight belt, and the winner will be the mandatory challenger for Jamel Herring, who is the World Boxing Organization champion.
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