Jamel Herring will defend his WBO super featherweight world title against Shakur Stevenson tonight in America.

The ex-Marine will return to the ring for the first time since ending Carl Frampton's boxing career with a victory back in April.

And his opponent Stevenson is considered one of the leading prospects in the division remaining undefeated at 16-0.

A tense face-off took place before the fight with Stevenson grabbing Herring's world title belt, which provoked a heated argument.

Fireworks are expected in the ring in the early hours of Sunday morning in the UK with the fight being hallmarked as a potential classic.

Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico Ali Walsh will also make his ring return in his second professional bout.

Here is all you need to know ahead of the bumper Herring vs Stevenson bill...

What time are the fights on?

Ring walks for the main event are expected to take place at 3:30am UK time but that is all dependent on the length of the earlier bouts.

Coverage of the event will be broadcast starting at 3:00 am in the UK with the co-main event set between Xander Zayas and Dan Karpency.

Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson stared each other down

How to watch via TV and live stream

Herring vs Stevenson will be exclusively broadcast by Sky Sports in the UK after their new partnership with Top Rank got underway.

Coverage will begin at 3:00am in the United Kingdom with viewers able to watch the fight card as part of their standard subscription.

Subscribers can also watch the event on Sky Sports on your mobile, laptop or any device with streaming capabilities.


Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson – for Herring's WBO super featherweight title

Xander Zayas vs. Dan Karpency – Junior middleweight

Nico Ali Walsh vs. James Westley – Middleweight

Evan Holyfield vs. Charles Stanford – Junior middleweight

Roddricus Livsey vs. Eric Palmer – Junior welterweight

Haven Brady Jr vs. Roberto Negrete – Featherweight


Herring 5/1

Stevenson 1/9

Draw 20/1

Quotes corner

Herring: "The odds just play to my story," Herring said. "I’ve always been an underdog, not just in boxing but in life, so I don’t get into the oddsmaker thing. It doesn’t bother me at all.

"It’s not personal, it’s just business. We’re building a fight is all it means to me. I’ve heard worse and been through worse. We’re just two top competitors in the division trying to prove who is the best.

"It just feels like another elite level fight in a loaded and talented division, so we just take it one fight at a time. We put all personal feelings to the side and just go to work and do what we have to do."

Stevenson: "It means everything to me," Stevenson said. "This is my first time being able to go against a champion and being able to take a champion's belt will mean a lot to me.... and I can’t wait to hear them say, 'and the new'.

"It’s definitely not personal, just business at the end of the day. He’s not my friend. I don’t hit him up and say, 'let’s fight.'" We don’t have any conversations. I don’t talk to Jamel Herring outside of boxing.

"You’re going to see a special night, my coming out party. It’s going to be a great night, and he said he’s going to spoil the party, so let’s see if he can do it."

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