Jamel herring texted the super featherweight champion of the CMB, Oscar Valdez, after successfully defending the belt OMB of the same category before Carl Frampton in Dubai.
“As I already said, I want another title of course,” he commented. Herring at the end of the fight. “I also know that Oscar Valdez He has already expressed his intentions to unify and fight ”.
At the same time, Herring He referred to the plans he had on the table to move up to 135 pounds, but pointed out that a fight with the Mexican could change his plans.
“Many know that I have plans to move up the division, but if the fight occurs with Valdez and it is available we should do it ”, he pointed out. “Especially if it can be unified. Let’s do it ”.
In the hours before the fight, the Mexican fighter assured that he would love to get into the ring with whoever was the winner between Herring and Frampton to unify the scepters.
Victory went to the defending champion Herring, who was satisfied with his performance and issued a challenge to find a new belt with words that seem like a nod to Valdez.
“It was a great night and now I want another championship,” he mentioned. “To all the champions outside, if they want to fight, we must.”
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What about Shakur Stevenson?
Jamel herring caused surprise after his successful defense by failing to mention Shakur stevenson, mandatory challenger for the belt of the OMB.
In July, Shakur vacated the featherweight title of the OMB to climb the division in search of a new scepter, which made him a mandatory challenger. However, after almost a year he has not had a chance to contest for the title.
Their last bout was a unanimous decision victory over Toka Kahn Clary in Las Vegas, Last December. So a new wait if the fight between Valdez and Herring it could change the landscape.
Yes finally Herring accept combat with Valdez and then moves up to 135 pounds, the title would be vacated and the window could be opened for Stevenson.