Within the breakthrough efficiency of his younger profession, Shakur Stevenson grew to become a two-division champion on Saturday in a grasp class of a efficiency.
Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs), a former featherweight champion, was nothing in need of elegant within the first half of his 130-pound bout towards Jamel Herring. The 24-year-old southpaw went on to attain a Tenth-round stoppage over the WBO champion that simply goes down because the signature win Stevenson’s professional profession had lacked after profitable a silver medal on the 2016 Olympics.
Visibly extra muscular in his higher physique, Stevenson relied on his velocity to select Herring aside. As soon as the 35-year-old veteran discovered a approach to get inside, Stevenson did simply as properly outmuscling Herring and appearing like the larger fighter.
The extra offensive Herring (23-3, 11 KOs) would turn out to be, starting in Spherical 4, the cleaner Stevenson would counter with energy photographs.
Stevenson, who would go on to outland Herring by a margin of 164 to 87, in accordance with CompuBox, started to stroll Herring down at will by Spherical 9, splitting his guard with huge combos. A lower above Herring’s eye solely started to worsen from there, inflicting referee Mark Nelson to pause the combat in Spherical 10 for the ringside physician to have a look.
Nelson saved a brief leash from there as Stevenson stepped on the fuel and flurried alongside the ropes forcing the referee to cease the motion regardless of Herring nonetheless being on his ft. The combat was dominated a TKO at 1:30 of Spherical 10.
https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/information/shakur-stevenson-scores-stoppage-of-jamel-herring-to-claim-wbo-junior-lightweight-title/ | Shakur Stevenson scores stoppage of Jamel Herring to assert WBO junior light-weight title