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Boxing’s Class Act, Jamel Herring, Retires

“I love this sport, but I owe it to my family to quit putting them through these moments. Thank you all, whether you were with or against me, you made me who I am, but it’s time. Semper Fi, salute.” Those words were tweeted by one of the most respected men in boxing – former WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring. The former U.S. Marine, who served not one but two tours in Iraq, had just dropped a unanimous decision to Jamaine Ortiz on Saturday. It was Herring’s second loss in a row, having previous lost his title to Shakur Stevenson last October. At thirty-six year of age, enough was a enough. Here’s hoping the fighter known as “Semper Fi” has a long and fruitful retirement.
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Jamel Herring says 'it's time to move on' after loss to Jamaine Ortiz

Former junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring indicated that he will retire following a loss to Jamaine Ortiz on Saturday night at the Resorts World Las Vegas. "I appreciate everything," Herring said in a tweet. "Thank you all. It's time to move on and enjoy more time with my family." Herring...
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Jamaine Ortiz Stuns Jamel Herring To Win Unanimous 10-Round Decision

Jamel Herring got a rude reminder from Father Time inside the ring Saturday night. In a surprising outcome, Herring, the former 130-pound titlist from Coram, New York, suffered his second straight defeat when Jamaine Ortiz of Worcester, Massachusetts, outworked the veteran over 10 rounds of their lightweight bout on the undercard of the Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Danny Dignum middleweight main event at Resorts World in Las Vegas. Herring, 36, looked sluggish at times.
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Underdog Jamel Herring: This Is A Big Step Up For Jamaine Ortiz; It’s A Different Level

Jamel Herring is 36 and suffered a one-sided, technical-knockout loss to Shakur Stevenson in his last fight. As a former world champion who has fought a significantly higher level of opposition, however, Herring feels Jamaine Ortiz has much more to prove than him in their 10-round lightweight fight Saturday night in Las Vegas. The 26-year-old Ortiz is undefeated, but his most noteworthy win came against Nahir Albright in his last fight.
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Video: Shakur Stevenson stops Jamel Herring to become WBO 130 lbs champion

On Saturday night in Atlanta, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Shakur Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs) passed the biggest test of his career with flying colors on Saturday night, stopping Jamel Herring (23-3, 11 KOs) in the 10th round to become the new WBO junior lightweight (130 lbs) champion. It’s the second world title of Stevenson’s career, but the previous one was for a vacant belt at 126 lbs so this is the first instance of him dethroning a champ.
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Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates, Stops Jamel Herring For WBO Title

Atlanta, GA - For the WBO super featherweight title, Shakur Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs) became a two-division world champion with a tenth round stoppage of Jamel Herring (23-3, 11 KOs). (photos by Stacey Snyder) In the first, Herring decided to box with Stevenson, who had few issues with outboxing him....
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