Herring indicates loss to Ortiz will be final fight

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Former junior light-weight champion Jamel Herring indicated that he’ll retire following a loss to Jamaine Ortiz on Saturday evening on the Resorts World Las Vegas.

“I respect all the pieces,” Herring mentioned in a tweet. “Thanks all. It is time to transfer on and revel in extra time with my household.”

Herring suffered a unanimous determination loss (97-93, 97-93, 96-94) to Ortiz, an undefeated prospect from Worcester, Massachusetts. It was the second straight defeat for Herring (23-4, 11 KOs), who misplaced his WBO junior light-weight title to Shakur Stevenson in October.

“I like this sport, however I owe it to my household to stop placing them by means of these moments,” Herring mentioned in a subsequent tweet. “Thanks all, whether or not you have been with or in opposition to me, you made me who I’m, but it surely’s time.”

Herring, a 36-year-old former Marine, bounced again from losses in 2016 and 2017 to go on seven-fight profitable streak that culminated in a technical knockout win over Carl Frampton in March 2021 to win the WBO’s title within the 130-pound division. Herring knocked Frampton down twice to drive a stoppage within the sixth spherical.

In his first title protection, he was matched in opposition to Stevenson, who is taken into account among the best prospects in boxing. Stevenson cruised in a Tenth-round TKO victory.

Ortiz (15-0-1) was additionally a touted High Rank prospect getting into Saturday’s battle in opposition to Herring.

“After tonight,” Herring mentioned, “I simply do not suppose I am the place I have to be, particularly to battle at an elite stage anymore.”

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