Jamel Herring Analyzes Friday Win



Jamel Herring Analyzes Friday Win

The Coram, Long Island native Jamel Herring has been a man reborn under a new promotional and tutelage umbrella.

Fighting for Top Rank and cornered by Brian McIntyre, Terence Crawford's trainer, Herring is now a player at a new weight division.

At 130, the Marine has an increased confidence level, and you see him ripping shots with a zesty authority.

On Friday in Fresno, he got the W, on an ESPN show. I asked for his thoughts, days after:

“I had mixed feeling personally since I’m a harsh critic,” the 18-2 32 year old said.  “I wanted to do more but then again it’s only so much you can do if your opponent doesn’t want to engage and play it safe. Overall though I will say I was impressed how I was able to make 130 pounds,  do the second-day weigh in without an issue, and still out hustle the younger fighter (John Morale, now 20-2; age 24) for a 10 full rounds. Right now I’m just going to enjoy my time with the family, heal up, and wait to see what’s next. People already have said they’d like to see an action fight between myself and Masayuki Ito, which is actually interesting. I know my promoter and management will speak with me in the upcoming weeks, and I’m fully confident that it’ll be some good news.”


Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.