State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
7:30pm ET Undercard starts - Main event 10:30pm ESPN
Bouts 1 - Updated Mon, Oct 25 2021
Stevenson vs Herring, will take place on October 23 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The event will be promoted by Top Rank and broadcasted live on ESPN. Herring (23-2, 11 KOs), a former U.S. Marine and member of the 2012 Olympic boxing team, is coming off a defense against two-division titlist Carl Frampton in Dubai back in April. Against Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs), an Olympic medalist in 2016, Herring will be facing a former featherweight titleholder who vacated his belt one year ago to campaign at 130 pounds. Stevenson picked up the “interim” WBO belt at this weight in a win against Namibia’s Jeremiah Nakathila back in June. The Ring does not recognize this belt, but the fact that Stevenson held it is what led to the controversial bid in which both “champions” are mandated to calculate the distribution of the winning bid according to a controversial calculation that includes their income for their past three bouts.