Jamel Herring is a professional boxer from the United States of America. From 2019 to 2021, he held the WBO Junior Lightweight title. In 2020, he was named by The Ring and by BoxRec as one of the top active boxers in the world.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Herring was born Jamel William Herring on October 20, 1985, in Rockville Centre, New York. He is an American and he plays in the Super Featherweight division. When he was an amateur, he fought in the Light Welterweight Division. He stands 178 cm and has the same reach length. He is a Southpaw.

Height / weight 1.78 m /
Born 20 Oct 1985
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Southpaw

He started boxing in 2001 and was trained by Austin Hendrickson. In 2003, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He held the rank of Sergeant.


He started fighting as an amateur boxer while he was still enlisted in the Marines. In the National PAL Tournament in 2006, he fought against Jesse Vargas.

At the 2010 World Military Games, he won the Silver Medal. He won gold medals at the Armed Forces Championships in 2011 and 2012.

He participated in the 2012 London Olympic Games and became the only active-duty US Marine to do so since 1992.

After the Olympics, he decided to become a professional boxer and later started working with Coach Mike Stafford.

He won the WBO Junior Lightweight title in May 2019, defeating Masayuki Ito. He later successfully defended the title against Lamont Roach Jr..

His next significant fight was with Jonathan Oquendo. He later fought Carl Frampton in April 2021. One of his latest fights was a loss to Shakur Stevenson. This was held in October 2021.

Medal Record

  • 2012 US National Championships FortCarson, Light Welterweight, Gold

Professional Boxing Record:

Total Fights: 26 Wins: 23 Wins by KO: 11 Losses: 3

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