Olympian Jamel Herring is scheduled to face Yakubu Amidu (21-7-2, 19 KOs) on October 3rd in Cincinnati, Ohio on the Adrien Broner- Khabib Allakhverdiev undercard. The bout will be either eight or 10 rounds. Herring had his first 10-round bout last month.
Herring will fight on ShoExtreme, the prelims card before the Broner bout is broadcasted on Showtime, but it is unknown where the fight will land in terms of TV.
The last time we saw Herring he took out Ariel Vasquez in three rounds. It was his first stoppage victory in two fights, although prior to those fights he had turned in 3 straight KO/TKO victories and his KO% is still very impressive. This will be Herring’s 4th fight in 2015, which is on par for his career. However, there are plans for Herring to get one last fight in before the end of the year.
Amidu has some pop, but he has lost three fights in a row and is 1-5-1 in his last seven bouts. Amidu has been in with some stiff competition in the lightweight division including his last two outings against Jose Felix Jr and Ivan Redkach. He has also faced Juan Carlos Burgos, Haskell Rhodes, and Ji-Hoon Kim to name a few.
Herring will be in good company with Amidu’s current resume, but it is a fight he should win with ease. Being that five of Amidu’s seven losses have gone the distance, Herring could make a statement if he were to stop Amidu early.
There is another solid scrap scheduled for the card as Jose Pedraza defends his IBF junior lightweight title against Edner Cherry in a 12 round bout. This will be Pedraza’s first title defense since winning the vacant belt against Andrey Klimov in a 12 round unanimous decision win on the undercard of Deontay Wilder’s last outing back in June.