Like most fighters, Jamel Herring eased into his career by facing opponents with limited professional experience. Over his last few bouts, though, the 2012 U.S. Olympian has stepped up the competition as he has moved into boxing's fast lane, and now he’s about to push the pedal to the metal.
Before the 10th round began Tuesday night, trainer Mike Stafford’s advice to Jamel Herring was concise: “Make him miss, and make him pay.”
His last three fights came against boxers who had a combined 40 losses. Now it’s time for Jamel Herring to prove why he’s considered a top prospect at 135 pounds.
With just 14 bouts under his belt, Jamel Herring lacks the experience of most 30-year-old pro boxers. A couple of tours of duty in Iraq and a stint in the Olympics will tend to have that effect.
Jamel Herring’s 2015 was productive on a couple of different levels. He fought four times, won four times (maintaining his perfect record in the process) and got in a lot of ring work, going the distance in three of his four outings.