–Luis Eduardo Flores looked to land big right hands early, but Jamel Herring’s footwork proved better as he showed the ability to pull back out of range from the taller Flores.
–Herring stepped up his game in the fifth round with pinpoint precision, scoring a pair of knockdowns on a left hook to the body and a right hook to the ear.
–Herring continued his dominance into the late rounds, landing a wide-ranging arsenal of punches, as he earned a near shutout on the judges' scorecards.
Battle-tested as a Marine, Jamel Herring faced the biggest challenge of his pro boxing career against Luis Eduardo Flores—and he passed by any metric imaginable.
Herring was sharp, elusive and altogether terrific as he picked apart Flores early and hammered him in the middle rounds en route to a wide unanimous decision.
Nearly every time the taller Flores (21-3, 17 KOs) fired a powerful right, Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) would make him miss and slam home a counter left hook.
That left hook paid off big time in the fifth when Herring dropped Flores to the canvas. Seconds later, Herring buckled Flores with a right for a second knockdown. The fight was never really in question after that.
Flores had never been stopped in his career, but the 28-year-old Colombia native slowed considerably as he kept trying to land a big right. He wasn’t any more successful late as he was early.
Herring’s superior footwork was too much for Flores as the 30-year-old southpaw danced out of harm's way. In return, Herring blistered Flores with an accurate array of punches as he continued to dominate the fight.
Flores went for broke in the 10th, and landed some solid shots early in the round, but Herring weathered the storm and then stayed out of range to seal the victory.
- Herring vs Flores