By: Oliver McManus
Jamel Herring verified his champion qualifications out in Dubai on Saturday night with a close to excellent screen versus Carl Frampton. The WBO champ boxed wonderfully from the starting to ask concerns of his opposition prior to a huge sixth-rounder saw Herring take apart Frampton with a collection of well-worked strikes.
The efficiency was wonderful and also, no question, it decreases as the very best of Jamel Herring’s profession to day however, with a lot of large evenings staying, what’s next for the previous marine?
Well, the noticeable response is Shakur Stevenson that the WBO has actually explained is successor for their super-featherweight champion. The leading 23-year-old has actually been led by Leading Ranking to that necessary placement after tipping up from 126lbs at which he invested an entire battle as globe champ.
Ever Since, Stevenson has actually assembled back-to-back victories at 130lbs– versus Felix Caraballo and also Toka Khan Clary– and also rested patiently for Herring vs Frampton to at some point happen. It appears as though the controling body will persevere and also apply that necessary so probably the inquiry of ‘who’ s next?’ is a little repetitive.
Nevertheless, we’ll hypothesize a little and also a wonderful match for Jamel Herring protests Oscar Valdez. The unbeaten two-division belt owner is coming off his career-best win after a beatdown of Miguel Berchelt back in February. The Mexican is the WBC titlist at super-feather however had an extensive spell as WBO lightweight champ with 6 protections before Herring recording the crown.
With both males fresh off their greatest profession victories, it makes good sense that this is the battle to make. It would certainly be an engaging seeing– a marriage, at that– and also a battle where, really, you’re not as well certain that would certainly prevail. You lean in the direction of Valdez as the Champ with a much better document, somewhat even more knowledgeable on the large phase, lugging even more power however Herring has actually struck his stride: he remains in his purple spot and also it is his time. A mouthwatering battle.
A somewhat reduced vital guy that Herring could want to compensate himself with a reasonably less complicated evening versus if, enabled by the WBO, is Jeremiah ‘Low Key’ Nakathila from Namibia. The 31-year-old is placed # 2 with the WBO– one more than Frampton– and also is their ‘Global’ champ, having actually beat Zoltan Kovacs in April 2019. Very little is found out about the guy however the WBO has him in prestige and also it ought to be easy work for Herring.
An additional American looking efficient 130lbs is Chris Colbert — acting WBA champ. While that battle isn’t specifically most likely, it would absolutely be interesting. Colbert, 24, has actually looked actually excellent thus far to go 15-0 and also is developing rather well with sway Jezreel Corrales and also Jaime Arboleda in 2014. Not a practical enemy for Semper Fi next however worth watching on where this creates over the next 12-18 months.