WBO President Blocks Ito vs Herring Title Bout

Jamel Herring May Need To Fight More Before Getting His Title Shot

Masayuki Ito, Francisco Valcarcel and Jamel Herring
WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel (middle) blocks potential title bout between Masayuki Ito (left) and Jamel Herring.

Masayuki Ito vs Jamel Herring? Not so fast…


Shortly after Masayuki Ito made his first title defense, we here at 3kingsboxing.com reported on the possibility of WBO junior lightweight champion attempting a second defense against Jamel Herring.

We also noted that this proposed title fight could run into issues; mainly, due to Herring lacking a rank with the WBO.

Well, what we reported on previously has come to fruition as WBO President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has refuted claims of the fight happening for the aforementioned reason.

Below is the tweet from Valcarcel on the matter.

Tweet by Paco Valcarcel
Tweet by Francisco Valcarcel

Maybe Herring’s promoter Bob Arum can get an exception for his fighter to challenge Ito for his title.

However, as it stands during the creation of this article, the WBO is not in favor of allowing this fight to take place.

3kingsboxing.com will keep you updated on a conclusion to this story.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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Jerrell Fletcher - Lead Journalist Jerrell "Big Kool" Fletcher is the host of YouTube boxing channel "Colossal Sports TV" and is the Lead Journalist for 3kingsboxing.com.

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