- Odds: Jermell Herring +530 underdog, Shakur Stevenson -950 betting favorite.
- Prediction: Shakur Stevenson by decison.
- Prop Bets:
On October 23 live from Georgia on ESPN Jermell Herring will defend his featherweight title against Shakur Stevenson. This bout makes sense with Herring being the WBO junior lightweight world champion and Stevenson owning the WBO interim junior lightweight title. It’s a classic veteran vs future of boxing type of bout, let’s see how the odds are shaping up below.
Jermell Herring vs Shakur Stevenson Odds
According to the latest boxing odds for Herring vs Stevenson, the veteran champ Jermell Herring is a +530 betting underdog, (Bet $100, win $530). There is some real betting value on Herring who is currently on an eight-fight winning streak.
Meanwhile, the favorite in this bout is “Sugar” Shakur Stevenson, with an implied win probability of 90.48% on FanDuel sportsbook. For current odds and the best sportsbook promos, check out our list of top sports betting sites.
Herring vs Stevenson Prediction
These two defensive-minded boxers are set to throw down later this month. Technically their styles could possibly cancel each other out, yet many fans and pundits are curious to see how this fight plays out.
Stevenson is a southpaw, 16-0, with 8 KO’s. This will be his first shot at the title in a higher-weight class. Herring is a tall rangy fighter for the weight class. We saw him dominate Carl Frampton, although Herring was the underdog. Will father time finally catch up with Herring?Now that he’s 35 years old going up against the fresh new talent Stevenson at 24 years of age.
Stevenson’s last fight was against Jeremiah Nakathila. While he won this fight, he couldn’t get Nakathila out there before the judge’s scorecards. That being said he’s the 2016 silver Olympic medalist and is still transferring over to the elite pro level of boxing and now is his time to shine. If Stevenson can pick up a win here, this set’s up a perfect TopRank eliminator between Oscar Valdez.
His defense and offense are on par with any boxer of his age group, he’s also got a lot of great boxing minds in his camp, including Andre Berto and Terence Crawford taking him under his wing. Meanwhile, Herring has plenty of experience that could cause Stevenson some real problems that he’ll have to learn and adjust on the fly.
I see Stevenson having an answer for Herring’s offensive attack, which will involve slipping and countering to win rounds. Overall it’s hard to say if Stevenson will get a KO win over Herring. At the moment I’m siding with Shakur Stevenson by decision. Let’s check out the prop best below.
Best Prop Bets for Herring vs Stevenson
|Over 6.5 rounds||-450|
|Under 6.4 rounds||+300|
|Over 10.5 rounds||-225|
|Under 10.5 rounds||+163|
|Fight goes to decision||-187|
|Fight doesn’t go to decision||+138|
|Herring wins by TKO/KO||+850|
|Stevenson wins by TKO/KO||-137|
|Herring wins by decision||+1000|
|Stevenson wins by decision||-130|
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