The animosity has ramped up as we head towards Saturday's WBO super featherweight title bout featuring champion Jamel Herring and former two-division world champion Shakur Stevenson from State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Things got heated at Thursday's press conference when Stevenson twice touched Herring's WBO belt. Herring pushed the 2016 Olympic silver medalist for doing that. Both fight teams intervened before it got more physical.
Then after Herring and Stevenson made weight at Friday's weigh-in to make the fight official, they had a heated face-to-face staredown. Everything appeared to be fine until Stevenson decided to tug at the title again. Herring pushed the hand away and people jumped on the stage before anything else happened.
The score gets settled on Saturday night.
Here are all the details to Herring vs. Stevenson.
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Herring vs. Stevenson weights
Herring weighed in at 129.8 pounds, while Stevenson came in at 130 pounds on the scale.
Herring vs. Stevenson odds
Stevenson enters the fight as the massive favorite at -700 odds on BetMGM to win the WBO title, meaning you'd have to bet $700 to win $100 if he beats Herring. The champion is listed as the +550 underdog, spelling that a $100 wager can net you $550 if he hands Stevenson his first loss and retains his WBO title.
When is Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson?
Date: Saturday, Oct. 23
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 a.m. BST
Main event approx: 10:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 a.m. BST
The Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson fight card will take place on Saturday, October 23 at 12:30 a.m. for UK fans and 7:30 p.m. ET for those in New York City and on the East Coast. Herring and Stevenson are set to make their ringwalks at approximately 10:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 a.m. BST, although that depends on the length of the earlier bouts.
Herring vs. Stevenson TV, streaming info
Herring vs. Stevenson will be availableon ESPN+ for viewers in the US, and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Jamel Herring record and bio
Born: October 30, 1985
Total Fights: 25
Record: 23-2-0 with 11 knockouts
Shakur Stevenson record and bio
Born: June 28, 1997
Total Fights: 16
Record: 16-0 with 8 knockouts
Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson fight card
- Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson – for Herring's WBO super featherweight title
- Xander Zayas vs. Dan Karpency – Junior middleweight
- Nico Ali Walsh vs. James Westley – Middleweight
- Evan Holyfield vs. Charles Stanford – Junior middleweight
- Roddricus Livsey vs. Eric Palmer – Junior welterweight
- Haven Brady Jr vs. Roberto Negrete – eatherweight
- Antoine Cobb vs. Jerrion Campbell – Junior welterweight
- Harley Mederos vs. Deljerro Revello – Lightweight
- Troy Isley vs. Nicholi Navarro – Middleweight