On January 30th 2016, Sergey Kovalev will put his light-heavyweight titles on the line against Jean Paschal in Montreal. This week the two fighters met at a press conference in promotion of the fight. Here's some of the snaps from this week's events (photos credit: Bob Lévesque). ________________________________________________________________________________
Unbeaten US Olympian Jamel Herring Staying Focused Ahead Of Feb 9 PBC Test
Unbeaten US Olympian Jamel Herring will appear on Al Haymon’s PBC series in February.
Unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (14-0, 8 KOs) will battle Colombia’s Luis Eduardo Flores (21-2, 17 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes on Tuesday, February 9 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with televised coverage (beginning at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT).
Speaking on the announcement, Herring said:
“I know the spotlight will be on me, but I will keep my cool and focus on getting the win. Training has been going really well because I stay in shape year round. I know my opponent is tall and rangy and has a good punch. I am preparing myself to make adjustments and be ready for anything. I’m looking to get the win by any means necessary.”
“I will take advantage of this opportunity and I want to thank my team for getting this fight. I am 100 percent positive I will win this fight. The only thing I know about Herring is that he likes to run a lot. I am coming to get a knockout and take away Herring’s ‘0’.”
King’s Promotions Marshall Kauffman:
“This will be another exciting event at the Sands Bethlehem. We look forward to a great night of boxing featuring U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring against Luis Eduardo Flores. Herring has the makings of a future star and he will be able to show that on February 9th on FS1.”
The 30-year-old Herring represented the United States at the 2012 Olympic games after winning the U.S. National Amateur title the same year. Fighting out of Cincinnati, Herring picked up four victories in 2015 including a dominant triumph over Yakubu Amidu in October. A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Herring hopes to launch himself into world title contention in 2016.
A pro since 2011, the 28-year-old Flores won his first 13 pro starts, including 12 inside the distance. Born in Magangue, Colombia, Flores will make his U.S. debut on February 9. Most recently Flores picked up wins in 2015 over Gustavo Sandoval and Francisco Herrera.