Boxing Fight: Nico Ali Walsh, Muhammad Ali’s grandson, will appear on the undercard | The main fight is a rematch between Shakur Stevenson and Jamel Herring.
Shakur Stevenson will face Jamel Herring in the early hours of October 24 in Atlanta in a bid for a world championship in the second division.
After months of back-and-forth trash talk, the undefeated and prolific Stevenson will try for Herring’s WBO super-featherweight belt in a grudge bout.
On the undercard, Nico Ali Walsh, Muhammad Ali’s grandson, will fight for the second time.
Ali Walsh made a terrific pro debut earlier this month, winning by knockout.
Duke Ragan will compete for the first time since capturing a silver medal at the Olympics. Troy Isley will also make an appearance.
Stevenson, a former world featherweight champion and one of the best boxers in the United States, will be the night’s main attraction.
He is unbeaten in his first 16 fights since capturing an Olympic silver medal at the age of 24.
Herring, a former US Marine, is 11 years his senior yet is on a tear.
Herring’s most recent bout saw him knock down and defeat Carl Frampton, who afterwards retired.
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said, “We are excited to be back in Atlanta with a tremendous show headlined by a super-featherweight championship grudge battle between a veteran champion and one of the sport’s supreme young stars.”
“Atlanta’s great fight fans will watch many of the sport’s most promising up-and-comers on the undercard, including names like Ali Walsh, Ragan, and Isley.”
“2021 has been wonderful to me so far,” Herring added. I began the year with a big fight and a significant victory over Frampton.
“I’m looking forward to ending the year the same way I began it, not only with another big win, but as a world champion.” I’m at a loss for words. I’m concentrating on October 24th, when I’ll defend my WBO title for the fourth time.”
“Jamel had to fight me or his world title would have been removed from him,” Stevenson stated. I boxed him into a corner, and on October 24, I’m going to grab his world title in a devastating method.
“I can’t wait to fight in front of Atlanta’s incredible supporters.” Trust me, you’re going to watch a show, and I’m going to win two world titles.”
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