The Impartial Nook: Ep. 261 Recap (Jamel Herring joins; previews of Smith vs Vlasov, Ennis vs Lipinets) – The Ring


On episode 261 of The Impartial Nook boxing podcast, host Michael Montero was joined by Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring. The WBO junior light-weight titleholder is coming off a career-best efficiency, scoring a TKO 6 win over Carl Frampton in Dubai final Saturday.

Herring (23-2, 11 knockouts) and his promoter Prime Rank have a number of choices concerning his subsequent opponent. Undefeated, 23-year-old Shakur Stevenson looms as Herring’s WBO obligatory. Former three-division champ Vasiliy Lomachenko has talked about transferring again right down to 130-pounds. Even Joseph Diaz Jr, at present rated no.3 within the division by RING, is a potential possibility.

However when requested about who he most popular to combat subsequent, Herring made it crystal clear.

“The selection is Oscar Valdez,” he informed The Ring. “Nothing towards Shakur Stevenson, I really feel like he’s going to be an excellent ambassador for the game of boxing. However I’d select Valdez due to the place he’s at present at on the totem pole. Valdez is scorching proper now, he simply beat the man (Miguel Berchelt) that I’ve been chasing since I received my title.”

“So as so that you can be seen as the champion of a division, you must unify titles or combat for that lineal championship.”

“I grew up trying on the Ring Journal rankings. There are all of those titles everywhere, however not everybody can come up with the Ring Journal belt. If I can get the chance to place myself in place to combat for that title, why not?”

Herring mentioned he could be keen to dump his WBO title if essential to get the combat with Valdez. Additional, if and when that combat does occur, the previous Marine understands that he might be seen because the underdog. It’s a task that he fortunately embraces.

“I’ve all the time been the underdog, been doubted, however I don’t thoughts. Simply give me the chance to showcase and show that I can beat the very best in my division.”


In Australia, Tim Tszyu beat Dennis Hogan on Wednesday, March 31. “The Soul Taker” dominated from the opening bell, dropping Hogan within the fifth spherical, selling his nook to throw within the towel. Tszyu improved to 18-0 (14 KOs) with the win.

On Saturday, unified junior featherweight titleholder Murodjon Akhmadaliev improved to 9-0 (7 KOs) with a TKO5 victory over Ryosuke Iwasa in Uzbekistan. Shakhram Giyasov, Israil Madrimov, Bakhodir Jalolov and different Uzbek prospects scored wins on the undercard. In Dubai, Jamel Herring dropped Carl Frampton twice, scoring a TKO6 win to defend his 130-pound world title. Frampton, the 2016 Fighter of the 12 months, introduced his retirement after the bout.


Saturday, April 10

Matchroom Boxing, DAZN

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Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas, 10rds, 147 kilos

Shannon Courtenay vs Ebanie Bridges, 10rds, 118-pound title bout

Prime Rank Boxing, ESPN

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Joe Smith Jr vs Maxim Vlasov, 12rds, 175-pound title bout

TGB Promotions, Showtime

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Jaron Ennis vs Sergey Lipinets, 12rds, 147 kilos

Eimantas Stanionis vs Thomas Dulorme, 12rds, 147 kilos

Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonathan Rodriguez, 12rds, 115 kilos


Thad known as in to speak slightly boxing historical past, and convey it full circle with the upcoming Joe Smith vs Maxim Vlasov combat, which might result in greater issues within the mild heavyweight division down the road.

“It’s the a hundred and fifth anniversary of Jess Willard, the Galveston Big, knocking out Jack Johnson,” he mentioned. “Followers ought to notice that boxing is among the richest traditions in American historical past. I’m trying ahead to Joe Smith combating this weekend. I feel he’ll beat Maxim Vlasov and I feel he has the very best probability to beat (present WBC/IBF champ) Artur Beterbiev in a future unification combat. Who is aware of, we would have an American-born mild heavyweight champion very quickly.”


@4:04 Information and Notes

@8:40 Struggle Overview

@22:20 Interview with Jamel Herring

@1:05:00 Struggle Preview


Michael Montero might be discovered on social media by way of @MonteroOnBoxing. His podcast “The Impartial Nook” might be seen each Monday on TheRingDigital YouTube channel, and heard on audio podcast platforms world wide.



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