Shakur Stevenson is expected to win this fight convincingly despite never having fought anyone as good as Jamel Herring before. Shakur Stevenson is perceived to be extremly talented and that is why the odds are so wide in this fight in favor for Stevenson. The champion Herring is not given much of a chance to pull off the upset and if he were to be able to do it then that will we looked at as a big shock as no one expects Stevenson to lose. Herring has lost to fighters with much lesser ability than Stevenson in the past and that is another factor that the oddsmakers look at but the fact of the matter is that Herring has improved a whole lot in the last few years and his last performance was his best to date when he beat Carl Frampton inside the distance.
It is difficult to see Herring outboxing Stevenson but there is a chance that he can make the fight very close. We don´t see Stevenson stopping Herring even if he turns out to be a much superior boxer and we don´t envision Herring being able to connect with his best punches clean enough that he can hurt Stevenson, therefore this fight is very likely to go the distance with Shakur Stevenson edging it in a fight that might be closer than advertised.