So far as good fights between huge fights go, this one ain’t unhealthy.
We’ve a conflict of US Olympians, one in his mid-30s, the opposite in his mid-20s, and so they don’t appear to significantly like one another. No, this isn’t the kind of depth we noticed a couple of weeks in the past in Fury-Wilder. It’s extra an older man aggravated by the youthful.
It’s nonetheless not hugs and smiles.
Shakur Stevenson is being positioned as tomorrow’s famous person. Jamel Herring has been considerably an overachiever who rebounded from two losses to reach at this battle on the very best run, and off the very best win, of his profession.
Somebody retains their story shifting ahead Saturday evening (ESPN, 10:30 PM EST)
Let’s get into it.
Stats and Stakes
Title: WBO Jr. light-weight (2019-Current, 3 Defenses)
Earlier Titles: None
Weight: 129 ¾ lbs.
Hails from: Cincinnati, Ohio
Document: 23-2, 11 KO, 1 KOBY
Rankings: #1 (Ring), #2 (TBRB, ESPN, BoxRec),
Document in Main Title Fights: 4-0, 1 KO
Final 5 Opponents: 122-14-2 (.891)
Notable Outcomes, TBRB and/or Ring Rated Foes: Denis Shafikov TKO by 10; Masayuki Ito UD12
Extra Present/Former Titlists Confronted: Carl Frampton TKO6
Earlier Titles: WBO featherweight (2019-20)
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hails from: Newark, New Jersey
Document: 16-0, 8 KO
Rankings: #1 (ESPN), #5 (Ring, BoxRec), #7 (TBRB)
Document in Main Title Fights: 1-0
Final 5 Opponents: 112-8-2 (.942)
Notable Outcomes, TBRB and/or Ring Rated Foes: Joet Gonzalez UD12
Extra Present/Former Titlists Confronted: None
The Decide: Expertise issues and to this point the proof suggests Stevenson has the upper ceiling of the 2 males competing Saturday. Stevenson was extra completed as an amatuer and, whereas Stevenson has had fewer professional fights, there actually isn’t that huge a spot between the 2 when it comes to their stage of opposition. Herring has an edge there, but it surely’s slight in a profession that hasn’t been marked by volumes of exercise. The place Herring additionally has an edge is in peak, size, and maturity. Stevenson is significantly youthful however in boxing that isn’t a hindrance and whereas he’s shorter he’s not essentially smaller. Anybody who has seen Stevenson in particular person is aware of he’s huge for his weight lessons with a body for a couple of extra weight lessons. The skinny Herring moved down in weight after struggling at light-weight and is probably not the extra bodily drive within the ring.
For Herring to win, he in all probability must be first and use Stevenson’s generally restricted output in opposition to him from vary. Stevenson so far has been exhausting to catch clear so if Herring can put some leather-based on him early it might drive Stevenson to open up extra. If Herring can stick with a extra offensive Stevenson, the upset is feasible. On this case, the choose is the expertise. Herring might be motivated and compete however Stevenson will reply to it with higher protection and an uptick in offense en path to a call win.
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