Jamel Herring wins world title by defeating Masayuki Ito

Former Marine Jamel Herring wins emotional decison over Masayuki Ito,Jose Pedrazo scores knockout

By Bill Tibbs


*On the anniversary of what would have been his late daughters 10th birthday, Jamel Herring delivered on his promise to give her the best birthday gift he could – her father winning a world title. With P4P champion, and stablemate Terence Crawford walking him into the ring, and cheering him on from ringside, Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (20-2, 10 KO’s), a former United States Marine who served 2 tours of duty in Iraq, picked up the WBO junior lightweight championship by beating Masayuki Ito (25-2-1, 13 KO’s) by UD 12.


This is the 2nd world champion to come out of the Brian “Bomac” MacIntyre led camp in Omaha, Nebraska that includes trainers Red Spikes, Esau Dieguez and conditioning coach Jamie Belt.


*Also, former IBF junior lightweight and WBO lightweight champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (26-2, 13 KO’s) made a case for getting another title shot with a TKO 9 over Antonio Lozada Jr. (40-3-1, 34 KO’s).


In the supporting bouts…


*Former flyweight world champion Koki Eto (25-4-1, 20 KO’s) scored a highlight reel TKO 1 over previously unbeaten, two-time Olympian Jeyvier Cintron (10-1, 5 KO’s).


*Adam Lopez (13-1, 6 KO’s) came back from early fireworks from his opponent to score a TKO 7 over Jean Carlos Rivera (15-2, 10 KO’s).


*In an upset, Jose Maria Cardenas (17-4, 14 KO’s) scored a KO 1 over previously unbeaten 2016 Olympian bantamweight Antonio Vargas (10-1, 5 KO’s). A crushing right hand ended the night for Vargas halfway through the first round.


*Middleweight Edgar “Pachanga” Berlanga (11-0, 11 KO’s) KO 1 Gyorgy Varju (7-5, 4 KO’s) to move to a perfect 11 in 11 .


*Former world champion Carlos Cuadras (38-3-1, 27 KO’s) W UD over Daniel Lozano (15-7, 11 KO’s).


*Omaha’s Steve “So Cold” Nelson (14-0, 11 KO’s) stopped Victor “The Spartan” Darocha (8-5-1, 6 KO’s) in 7.


*Featherweight Orlando Gonzalez (11-0, 8 KO’s) TKO 3 Patrick Riley (13-2, 7 KO’s).


*130-pounder Marco Diaz (2-0, 2 KO’s) drilled Edgar Figuero (3-2, 1 KO) via KO 1 in less than one minute.


*Super featherweight Henry “Moncho” LeBron (9-0, 7 KO’s) TKO 1 Luis Ruiz Lizarraga Jr. (6-13-1, 2 KO’s).


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