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Jamel Herring next for Masayuki Ito

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The fight will be Herring’s first bid for a world title

Jamel Herring v Yakubu Amidu Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Former U.S. Olympian and personal nemesis Jamel Herring will get his first crack at a world title in the near future. As expected, he will be the opponent for WBO super featherweight champ Masayuki Ito’s second title defense.

Herring (19-2, 10 KO) has won three straight since a 1-2 stretch saw him fall to Denis Shafikov and Ladarius Miller. the strongest of the three being BoxRec #142 John Vincent Moralde. He left Al Haymon for Top Rank last January, a move that has clearly paid dividends, as he’s getting a title shot despite not being in the WBO top 15.

Ito (25-1-1, 13 KO) won a dominant decision over Christopher Diaz in July to win Vasiliy Lomachenko’s former title. He’s just two days removed from his first title defense, a one-sided beating of mandatory challenger Evgeny Chuprakov.

We’ll let you guys know if/when this becomes official and what sort of undercard it’ll have/be part of.