Marine Herring wins strap on Memorial Day Weekend

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Memorial Day Weekend is a time for people all around the United States to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the military. It is a time for us to honor their memory, as they give us the freedom to do what we love to do.

For Jamel Herring, this Memorial Day weekend, will be a time he’ll never forget. In addition, the former Marine won on his daughter’s 10th birthday, who previously died from sids (sudden infant death syndrome).

Ohio native Jamel Herring attempts to hit Japanese native Masayuki Ito with a punch
Jamel Herring attempts to hit Masayuki Ito with a punch (Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

Herring defeated champion Masayuki Ito for the World Boxing Organisation World Super Featherweight Title at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. This is the first time in his career that he is a champion.

“I want to dedicate this fight to my daughter, Ariyanah, who passed away from SIDs. Tonight would have been her 10th birthday, and I dedicate this title to her,” said Herring.  “Ito was a tough competitor, but I always believed I could win a world title. This is a dream come true, and to do this on Memorial Day weekend makes it even sweeter.”

This is Herring’s third straight win by unanimous decision. Since he changed coaches, he is 4-0.

With the win Herring improved to 20-2 in his boxing career. He also has 10 knockouts in his career for the boxer, who resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ito — who came halfway around the world for this fight — suffered his second loss of his career. It was his first loss since losing to Rikki Naito on Feb. 9, 2015 for the Japanese Super Featherweight title at Korakuen Hall.

Two of Ito’s last three fights have taken place in Kissimmee, Florida. He previously defeated Christopher Diaz for the vacant WBO World Super Featherweight title by unanimous decision on July 28, 2018.

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