Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Herring vs Stevenson?
Shakur Stevenson beat Jamel Herring by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 23rd October 2021 at State Farm Arena in Georgia.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super featherweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Zayas vs Karpency.
Herring vs Stevenson stats
Jamel Herring stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Shakur Stevenson made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Stevenson had a slight advantage in power over Herring, with a 50% knock out percentage over Herring's 48%.
Jamel Herring was the older man by 11 years, at 36 years old.
Herring had a height advantage of 3 inches over Stevenson. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jamel Herring & Shakur Stevenson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Herring was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 4 months earlier than Stevenson, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 57 more professional rounds, 172 to Stevenson's 115.
Herring vs Stevenson form
Jamel Herring had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jonathan Oquendo on 5th September 2020 by in the 8th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Lamont Roach on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Chukchansi Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Masayuki Ito on 25th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida.
Before that, he had defeated Adeilson Dos Santos on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at American Bank Center, Texas.
He had won against John Vincent Moralde on 14th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.
Stevenson remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Toka Kahn Clary on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Felix Caraballo on 9th June 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Joet Gonzalez on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Alberto Guevara on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Prudential Center, New Jersey.
He had beat Christopher Diaz on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Shakur Stevenson had been fighting more than Jamel Herring.
Going to this contest, Jamel Herring had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 11 days ago, while Shakur Stevenson's last outing had been 1 year, 8 months and 4 days ago.
Herring's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Stevenson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Herring vs Stevenson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Herring vs Stevenson?
Jamel Herring was a 5/1 (+500) underdog going into the contest, while Shakur Stevenson made his way into the ring at 13/100 (-769) with oddsmakers.