Masayuki Ito vs Jamel Herring : Jamel Herring thought someone was playing a colossal trick on him. Herring, a 2012 Olympian in boxing for Team USA, received a call to announce that his next big fight would be on May 25.
It wasn’t just that he’d be fighting for a world championship that surprised Herring; what he really couldn’t believe was that he’d be doing it on what would be the 10th birthday of his daughter, Ariyanah, who died from SIDS just two months after she was born in 2009.
And, as a Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq, he would be fighting on Memorial Day weekend. Masayuki Ito vs. Jamel Herring. “That date is kind of touchy to me, so there’s a lot riding on this weekend,” Herring said. “Winning a world title on her birthday would be a huge honor. Now I also get to represent other veterans we have lost in American wars.”
Masayuki Ito vs. Jamel Herring > Herring, 33, will fight Japan’s Masayuki Ito for the World Boxing Organization super featherweight title Saturday night in Kissimmee, Florida. Herring’s professional record is 19-2 with 10 knockouts.
WBO junior lightweight title Masayuki Ito faces contender Jamel Herring on Saturday at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, in a fight that airs live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes in the United States at 10 p.m. ET.
Ito (25-1, 13 KOs) won the title by defeating Christopher Diaz by unanimous decision in July. Ito has won nine fights in a row — six by stoppage — since suffering the only loss of his career, a majority decision to Rikki Naito in 2015.
Herring (19-2, 10 KOs) a former United States Marine that served two tours in Iraq, has won three consecutive fights since losing a unanimous decision to Ladarius Miller in August, 2017.
Masayuki Ito vs Jamel Herring. Where can I watch the Ito vs. Herring world title fight? The Ito vs. Herring junior lightweight world title fight on ESPN will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Ito-Herring will headline a special Memorial Day weekend edition of Top Rank on ESPN beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, former two-division world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza looks to get back in the win column against Antonio Lozada Jr.