Connect with us

Ito- Herring headlines Saturday night fights


Ito- Herring headlines Saturday night fights

Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Ito- Herring headlines Saturday night fights

Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend is not an “off night” for prominent fights in the U.S. And this includes the Top-Rank main event for a junior lightweight World Championship that featuring Japanese champ, Masayuki Ito defending against a  former US military hero. Ito (above) will defend his WBO 130 lbs. title against top challenger, Jamel Herring in a scheduled 12-rounder.

The fight will headline the ESPN Top Rank card Saturday night from Kissimmee, Florida:

On our latest edition of the “Big Fight Weekend Podcast,” host I previewed the fight with Marquis Johns of It is Ito’s second offense of the WBO belt that he won in the same arena in July of last year, when he decisioned Puerto Rico’s Christopher Diaz. Ito’s one defense was back home in Tokyo, when he stopped Russian Evgeny Chuparkov in seven rounds last December.

As for Herring, he is a 33 year old veteran of two tours of duty with United States Marine Corps. Herring comes in with a professional record of 19-2 having previously lost a hard-fought 10-round decision against Ladarius Miller in Las Vegas in August of 2017.

Herring was also a US Representative on the 2012 Olympic team in London..

The Ito-Herring title fight is part of three prominent shows going on simultaneously in America on Saturday evening.

That includes, the DAZN boxing show in Oxon Hill, Maryland, where Devin Haney battles Antonio Moran in a scheduled 12-round lightweight bout. Also, on that card is American heavyweight Contender Michael Hunter taking on Fabio Maldonado of Brazil in a scheduled 10-round fight.

Meanwhile, in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Premier Boxing Champions Card on Fox Sports 1 cable features Austin “No Doubt” Trout taking on Terrell Gausha in a scheduled 12-round junior middleweight (154 lbs.) battle.

I am also joined on the podcast by Keith Idec of, who gives opinions on last week’s Deontay Wilder’s one round destruction of Dominic Breazeale in Brooklyn for the WBC Heavyweight title and looks ahead to Saturday night June 1st’s Anthony Joshua World Heavyweight title debut at Madison Square Garden.

Continue Reading

A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

More in Podcast

To Top