Stevenson Dethrones Herring

Atlanta, GA – 24 year old Shakur Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs) from Newark, New Jersey dominated, stopped, and dethroned WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (23-3, 11 KOs) on Saturday night before a crowd of 5,123 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The same evening the Baseball Atlanta Braves win the National Leaugue Pennant.

Stevenson was too quick and too skilled for the Herring, both on the outside and the inside. Herring was cut in round ten and referee Mark Nelson waved off the contest believing Herring took too much shots at the official time 1:30 seconds of round ten by TKO victory.

Unbeaten 19-year-old junior middleweight Xander Zayas (11-0, 8 KOs) battered Dan Karpency (9-4-1, 4 KOs) for four rounds on Saturday night in the Herring-Stevenson co-feature at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Karpency couldn’t continue after round four.


“My debut on ESPN, I feel amazing. I stopped a guy that had not been stopped in eight years {as a pro}. I’m blessed to be here. I hope everybody enjoyed the show, and now it’s just back to the gym. Hopefully, I can get on that December 11 show in New York.”

“In my last fight in September, we noticed that my left hand was a low a little too much, so this camp we kept the elbows and shoulders up and tried to avoid that right hand. We knew he was going to come with those hooks, so we stayed low. Overall, I think I made an improvement. I showed I could adjust, and I hope everyone enjoyed it today.”

Middleweight Nico Ali Walsh (2-0, 2 KO’s) puts it on James Westley II (1-1) ending his night after flooring him twice at 2:33 seconds of round three by way of TKO victory. 


“I’m happy that my pro debut went the way it did. There’s stuff, of course, I have to work on.”

“I know the crowd got excited seeing him land a punch, but I did not feel the punch. Maybe it was my energy, my adrenaline, but my hat’s off to him and his team. Mutual respect both ways, and it was a very good fight.”

“I’m blessed that I’m following the legacy of my grandfather. I think everyone who loves my grandfather who’s watching me… I love this legacy that I’m continuing.”

The son of Evander “The Real Deal Holyfield” who was ringside supporting him on his birthday Junior Middleweight Evan Holyfield (8-0, 6 KO’s) exploded by destroyed Charles Stanford crushing him with hard hooks sending him hard to the canvas at .30 seconds round two by KO victory for the hard hitting Holyfield.

Middleweight Olympian Troy Isley (3-0, 2 KO) waisted no time finishing off Nicholi Navarro (2-2, 2 KO’s) at the official time 2:48 seconds of the opening round by TKO stoppage in a dramatic finish for Isley.

Junior Welterweight Eric Palmer (13-14-5, KO’s) pulls off the split decision win over Roddrics Livsey (8-1-1, 5 KO’s) the judges official scores were

58-56, 59-55, 58-55 in favor for Palmer.

Featherweight Haven Brady Jr. (4-0, 3 KO’s) scores a unanimous decision win over very tough Roberto Negrete (3-1, 1 KO) Judges official scores 40-36.

Junior Welterweight Antoine “No Question” Cobb (1-0, 1 KO’s) destroyed Jerrion Campbell (2-2) with a explosive right counter at the official time .58 seconds of round one by KO victory.

In the open bout of the night Lightweight Harley Mederos (2-0) scores a four round unanimous decision over Deljerro Revello (0-2) All three judges score the contest 40-35.

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