Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson will meet in the main event of a Top Rank card on Saturday at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta (ESPN, ESPN+, 10:30 p.m. ET, with undercard fights at 7:25 p.m. ET on ESPN+).
Herring (23-2, 11 KOs), 35, will defend his WBO junior lightweight title which he won in a unanimous decision victory against Masayuki Ito in 2019. Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs), 24, will try to become a two-division champion after capturing the WBO featherweight belt in 2019 against Joet Gonzalez.
Also on the card, Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, faces James Westley II in a four-round middleweight battle, and Xander Zayas takes on Dan Karpency in an eight-round junior middleweight bout.
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Fight in progress: Evan Holyfield vs. Charles Stanford, 6 rounds, junior middleweights
Troy Isley def. Nicholi Navarro by first-round TKO
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Eric Palmer def. Roddricus Livsey by split decision
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Brady Jr. outpointed Negrete for decision win
Haven Brady Jr., was tested in his fourth pro fight and ate plenty of clean right hands from over Roberto Negrete, but somehow, all judges scored the fight a shutout for him (40-36).
The 19-year-old featherweight from Georgia sought to outbox Negrete (3-1, 1 KO) from the outside while the Corpus Christi, Texas, native applied nonstop pressure. While Brady (4-0, 3 KOs) was effective with his jab, Negrete, 22, seemed to land the cleaner, harder shots.
Cobb scores KO of the year candidate against Campbell
Antoine Cobb made his pro debut in sensational fashion with a brutal first-round knockout of Jerrion Campbell.
Cobb, 25, of Chicago, Illinois, unleashed an overhand right that sent his foe to the canvas sprawled out with his head resting on the bottom rope. Time of the stoppage was 58 seconds.
Campbell (2-2, 0 KOs) was stopped for the first time as a professional. The 29-year-old native of Germany has lost two in a row.
Mederos wins, doesn’t shine
Harley Mederos defeated Deljerro Revello via unanimous decision over four rounds to kick off the Herring-Stevenson undercard.
All three judges scored the fight a shutout, 40-35. The lightweight prospect scored a first-round knockdown but otherwise failed to impress in his second pro fight. Mederos, 21, from Brooklyn, New York, recklessly head-hunted during the bout but surely gained valuable experience.
Mederos (2-0, 1 KO) scored a first-round TKO in his pro debut in August. This fight was expected to be quick work, as well, but Mederos seemed to make little adjustments when it was clear he wasn’t going to score the KO.
Revello (0-2), a 25-year-old from Colorado, was knocked out in his pro debut in July.
Still to come:
Title fight: Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson, 12 rounds, for Herring’s WBO junior lightweight title
Xander Zayas vs. Dan Karpency, 8 rounds, junior middleweights
Nico Ali Walsh vs. James Westley II, 4 rounds, middleweights
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