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Jamel Herring Analyzes Friday Win

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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.”

 

Editor/publisher Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the thought to be impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. 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. He now does work for PROBOX TV, the first truly global boxing network.