Stevenson vs Herring - ESPN, FITE TV - Oct 23 - 10 pm ET

Stevenson vs Herring – ESPN, FITE TV – Oct 23 – 10 pm ET

Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of “The Greatest,” aims for pro win number two in middleweight special attraction – Click here to buy tickets!


Herring-Stevenson, Nico Ali Walsh and a co-feature to air live on ESPN & ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT – Fight fans outside the US can watch the fight on FITE TV:

Stevenson vs Herring - ESPN, FITE TV - Oct 23 - 10 pm ET

Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring and Shakur Stevenson have exchanged verbal volleys in person and on social media. They’ll settle the score in the Throwdown in A-Town.

Herring will defend his WBO junior lightweight world title against former featherweight world champion Stevenson on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in an event promoted by Top Rank.

Nico Ali Walsh (1-0, 1 KO), grandson of “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, looks to make it 2 for 2 against an opponent to be named in a four-round middleweight special attraction.

Herring-Stevenson, Ali Walsh’s bout, and a co-feature will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.

The undercard — streaming live and exclusively on ESPN+ — will see the professional comeback of U.S. Olympic silver medalist Duke Ragan (4-0, 1 KO) in a six-round featherweight bout, Ragan’s Olympic teammate Troy Isley (2-0, 1 KO) in a six-rounder at middleweight, Georgia native Haven Brady Jr. (3-0, 3 KOs) in a four-round featherweight tilt, and the A-Town debut of junior middleweight prospect Evan “Yung Holy” Holyfield (7-0, 5 KOs), an Atlanta native and the son of heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield.

“We are thrilled to be back in Atlanta with a spectacular card headlined by a junior lightweight championship grudge match between a veteran champion and one of the sport’s supreme young talents,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “And with names like Ali Walsh, Ragan and Isley on the undercard, Atlanta’s great fight fans will see many of the sport’s most promising up-and-comers.”

Herring (23-2, 11 KOs), a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who captained the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team, has made three defenses of the world title he won via decision over Masayuki Ito in May 2019. After a challenging 2020 campaign that included a bout with COVID-19 and a disqualification victory over Jonathan Oquendo, Herring punched his passport in April and knocked out former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton in Dubai. He now steps up against pound-for-pound talent and 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs), a former WBO featherweight world champion who vacated the title last year to move up to junior lightweight. Stevenson is 3-0 at junior lightweight, most recently picking up the interim WBO junior lightweight world title in June with a shutout decision over Namibia’s Jeremiah Nakathila. Stevenson has lost only a handful of rounds since turning pro in April 2017, a dominant run that’s included victories over the likes of Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz and Joet Gonzalez.

“2021 has been good to me so far. I started the year with a big fight and a major win over Frampton,” Herring said. “I look forward to finishing out the year the same way I started it, not only with another huge victory, but as a world champion. I have nothing else to say. I’m focused on October 23 and the fourth title defense of my WBO belt.”

Stevenson said, “Jamel had to fight me, or he would’ve been stripped of his world title. I boxed him into a corner, and I am going to take his world title in devastating fashion on October 23. I can’t wait to fight in front of the amazing fans in Atlanta. Trust me, you are going to see a show, and I will become a two-weight world champion.”

Ali Walsh’s Aug. 14 professional debut drew international media attention, and he knocked out Jordan Weeks in the opening round while wearing a pair of his grandfather’s old trunks. He’ll make his ring return in a city that hosted two of Muhammad Ali’s most memorable moments. State Farm Arena sits less than two miles from the Atlanta Olympic Cauldron Tower, where Ali lit the Olympic flame at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In October 1970, Ali fought Jerry Quarry at City Auditorium, his first fight in more than three years after being banned from the ring for refusing induction into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Ali Walsh’s second pro fight will come three days shy of the 51st anniversary of the Quarry fight, which Ali won by third-round knockout.

Ali Walsh said, “Atlanta welcomed my grandfather with open arms, and I am honored to fight there on a major world championship card. When Top Rank said I’d be fighting in Atlanta, I thought of my grandfather lighting the Olympic torch and his bout against Jerry Quarry. This will be a special evening for my entire family. The legend lives on.”

Bob Arum

“We have the champion, Jamel Herring, who is a real tough, tough guy. You don’t serve two tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq unless you’re a tough guy. The knock on Jamel had been he didn’t have much punching power. But he showed that he did when he recently stopped the great {Carl} Frampton. I know that he is poised and ready for this fight, and you’ll see ‘The Fighting Marine’ in action. Now, it’s no easy task for him because he faces the young man that many of us in boxing have been touting for years as being the new face of boxing, the new star in boxing, the guy who will beat everybody on his way to superstar glory. And so far, Shakur Stevenson has demonstrated that ability. He knows this is a tough fight, but he always comes prepared. I guarantee you all that you will be seeing a tremendous, competitive main event on Oct. 23.”

Jamel Herring

“I look at every fight different. This fight is no easier than any fight I’ve had in the past. I always gave Shakur his respect. I know what I’m going up against, but that’s what motivates me to go in the gym and do what I have to do. I don’t take anyone lightly. It’s familiar territory and another day in the life of Jamel Herring. That’s just how it is.”

“They’re making Shakur out to be the future superstar, but again, maybe he will be a future star in his own right, but right now, we’re focusing on the now. I still feel like I have things to prove to myself, and I’m just going to go out and do what I have to do.”

“Lately, Atlanta has been growing as another city for boxing. It’s great to just not be in a ‘bubble.’ It’s great to actually have fans in attendance for a change. The fans do play a huge part, especially in these big fights. Sometimes you need that crowd to push you and get you riled up. I believe Atlanta will have that great atmosphere that both of us will feed upon on Oct. 23.”

“We both have something to prove in our own rights. He’s young, and he wants to be a two-division champion, which I respect. I feel like I’ve always been counted out. I’m still just fighting for my respect. That’s what keeps me motivated and hungry. I think this fight will bring out the best in both of us.”

Shakur Stevenson

“It’s an amazing opportunity to be back here fighting for another world title. My last world title, I fought in October (2019 against Joet Gonzalez). This world title, I fight in October. It’s going to be no different. I’m coming here to dominate. Jamel is a solid fighter. He has a great team around him, but it’s going to be my night. That’s how I feel.”

“{Jamel} is a just a friend of my family. He’s not my friend. He’s not nobody I talk to outside of boxing. We don’t got no relationship outside of boxing. He’s somebody I see around. He messes with the same people I mess with. Other than that, we’re not friends. I’ve never really been his friend. He’s cool people. I don’t got no problem with him at all. It ain’t like I check up on him when I’m not fighting or he checks up on me. I don’t consider that a friend.

“At the end of the day, I’m coming in there to handle business, and I’m going to make sure I win.”

 

WHEN IS HERRING VS. STEVENSON FIGHT DATE, START TIME

  • Date:  Saturday, October 23
  • Main card: 7:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 a.m. BST
  • Main event ringwalks (approx):  10:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 a.m. BST

The Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson fight card will take place on Saturday, October 23 at 12:30 a.m. for UK fans and 7:30 p.m. ET for those in New York City and on the East Coast.

WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS HERRING VS. STEVENSON?

  • U.S.:  Live on  ESPN+ 
  • UK: Sky Sports

Herring vs. Stevenson will be availableon ESPN+ for viewers in the US, and on Sky Sports in the UK. Fans outside the US can catch the action on FITE TV.

WHERE IS THE HERRING VS. STEVENSON FIGHT?

The Herring vs. Stevenson fight is taking place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA, United States.

JAMEL HERRING VS. SHAKUR STEVENSON FIGHT CARD

(ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT)

• Jamel Herring 129.8 lbs vs. Shakur Stevenson 130 lbs
(Herring’s WBO Junior Lightweight World Title — 12 Rounds)
Judges: Glenn Feldman, Ed Kanner and Rocky Young
Referee: Mark Nelson

• Xander Zayas 153.2. lbs vs. Dan Karpency 153.2 lbs
(Junior Middleweight — 6 Rounds)

• Nico Ali Walsh 162 lbs vs. James Westley II 159.6 lbs
(Middleweight — 4 Rounds)

(ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT)

• Evan Holyfield 151.6 lbs vs. Charles Stanford 151.6 lbs
(Junior Middleweight — 6 Rounds)

• Troy Isley 156.8 lbs vs. Nicholi Navarro 156 lbs
(Middleweight — 4 Rounds)

• Roddricus Livsey 142.4 lbs vs. Eric Palmer 141 lbs
(Junior Welterweight — 6 Rounds)

• Haven Brady Jr. 127 lbs vs. Roberto Negrete 127 lbs
(Featherweight — 4 Rounds)

• Antoine Cobb 144.2 lbs vs. Jerrion Campbell 142.4 lbs
(Junior Welterweight — 4 Rounds)

• Harley Mederos 136 lbs vs. Deljerro Revello 135.8 lbs
(Lightweight — 4 Rounds)

Date

Oct 23 2021
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Time

10:00 PM - 11:50 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 23 2021
  • Time: 10:00 PM - 11:50 PM

Location

State Farm Arena Atlanta
1 State Farm Dr, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States
Top Rank Boxing

Promoter

Top Rank Boxing
Website
https://twitter.com/trboxing

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