Last time we seen former Olympian Jamel Herring he scored the first knockout of his pro career, pummeling Carlos Lopez en route to a third-round stoppage. That performance took place in the very same venue in which he will be fighting this Saturday night on the undercard of the Lamont Peterson versus Lucas Matthysse main event.
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City has been good to this new crop of Ohio based fighters that include current WBC Lightweight champion Adrien Broner, Undefeated lightweight prospect Robert Easter Jr., Three-Time U.S. Olympian Rau’Shee Warren, and Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring, “The last time I fought in Atlantic City, I opened the show so I’m getting used to it. I just want to get everyone hyped up and start the night off right,” said Herring.
So when Jamel Herring and trainer Mike Stafford climb into the ring this Saturday it will be on familiar ground. Herring increased his stock and showed his dominance his last outing in the venue which once show case fights for the legendary Arturo Gatti. Herring placed his left on display for all to see its superiority against his opponent Lopez.
Come Saturday, May 18 Herring will be facing the dreaded TBA but it’s more than likely it will be a formidable opponent as Herring last victim was in the winning bracket. Regardless of the opponent, these first few fights of any prospect are meant to be developmental but the world class training that Herring received for this camp in Washington D.C. alongside prospect Robert Easter Jr., IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson, Three-Time U.S. Olympian Rau’Shee Warren, Lightweight Contender Anthony Peterson is something you learn from.
“Working alongside Barry Hunter and Lamont Peterson has been so intense, but we’ve had fun overall. This camp has been a chance for me to learn and get great advice. Barry’s a great trainer and Lamont is a world champion. I’ve gotten a lot of experience in this camp. It’s a great atmosphere,” expressed Herring.