Stevenson shines, wins title against Herring; Ali’s grandson and Holyfield’s son score KO victories


Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson will meet in the main event of a Top Rank card on Saturday at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta (ESPN, ESPN+, 10:30 p.m. ET, with undercard fights at 7:25 p.m. ET on ESPN+).

Herring (23-2, 11 KOs), 35, will defend his WBO junior lightweight title which he won in a unanimous decision victory against Masayuki Ito in 2019. Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs), 24, will try to become a two-division champion after capturing the WBO featherweight belt in 2019 against Joet Gonzalez.

Also on the card, Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, faces James Westley II in a four-round middleweight battle, and Xander Zayas takes on Dan Karpency in an eight-round junior middleweight bout.

Stay here for live undercard results and analysis or watch the fights on ESPN/ESPN+

Still to come:

  • Title fight: Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson, 12 rounds, for Herring’s WBO junior lightweight title

  • Xander Zayas vs. Dan Karpency, 8 rounds, junior middleweights

  • Nico Ali Walsh vs. James Westley II, 4 rounds, middleweights

  • Evan Holyfield vs. Charles Stanford, 6 rounds, junior middleweights

  • Troy Isley vs. Nicholi Navarro, 6 rounds, middleweights

  • Roddricus Livsey vs. Eric Palmer, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

  • Haven Brady Jr. vs. Roberto Negrete, 4 rounds, featherweights

  • Antoine Cobb vs. Jerrion Campbell, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

  • Harley Mederos vs. Deljerro Revello, 4 rounds, lightweights

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