Jamel herring, current super featherweight champion of the OMB, affirmed that he does not believe that the fight against Shakur stevenson in the next few months.
“It is difficult to take this trip seriously after the accusations,” he said to BoxingScene.com. “I have seen Shakur say on video that I’m not the fighter he wants because I’m old and have lost twice. That tells me that there is a great possibility that this fight will not happen, also he already said that he is more interested Oscar Valdez“.
Shakur will get into the ring against the African Jeremia Nakathila in a fight that will put into play the interim championship of the super featherweight of the OMB, this saturday in Las Vegas.
The winner would supposedly have to be ordered to immediately seek a fight with Herring, but it seems that Stevenson has other plans.
However, Jamel assured that there is no type of shock or break between him and Shakur, who spent a long time training together and even came close to closing a match in the past.
“I am not offended by what he said, in truth there is no bad relationship between the two,” he confessed. “My concern goes more to the people who attack me for wanting to fight with Valdez, I know that he is the strong name in the division as well ”.
Herring sends good wishes to Shakur
Herring He still has his mandatory defense pending after the win against Carl Frampton, combat that was approved by the OMB subject to the winner meeting or Stevenson or Nakathila.
While, Herring continued to show his clear interest in going for Oscar Valdez, although he affirmed that he will not have in his hands the final decision whether or not to carry out the fight with Shakur.
“The moment Stevenson decides that Valdez It’s the big fight, people will forget everything they said about me in the past, ”he commented. “I really don’t see anything wrong with him wanting that fight, I want it too. I will go to the fight anyway, but instead of a scouting it will surely be more of a business trip to talk to Bob arum“.