Jamel Herring vs Jackson Jon England Betting Odds and Prediction

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Jamel Herring vs Jackson Jon England Preview April 3rd, 2024

Former WBO Jr. Lightweight Champion Jamel Herring of Coram, New York is staying in the junior lightweight division for at least one more fight as he takes on Jackson Jon England in England’s home nation of Australia this Wednesday, April 3rd. Herring went back down to junior lightweight after losing to Jamaine Ortiz by 10-round unanimous decision in a shot at the NABF, and vacant IBF USBA Lightweight Titles in May, 2022. Herring was stopped in the 10th round by Shakur Stevenson in October, 2021 to lose his world title in his previous bout. He stopped previously unbeaten Nicholas Molina in the first round in his last bout in November, while England dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Liam Wilson in his last fight in December.

Herring vs England Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).

  • Jackson Jon England +300
  • Jamel Herring -400

My Pick

Herring is now 38 years old and decided to head back to the ring after recently spending some time as a boxing commentator on television with Top Rank. He makes the ring walk with a record of 24-4 with 12 Ko’s and has boxed 172 rounds since making his pro debut in 2012 at the age of 27. The southpaw and former 2012 American Olympian and U.S. Marine won his junior lightweight title from Masayuki Ito via unanimous decision in May, 2019 and then defended it against Lamont Roach by unanimous decision six months later before beating Jonathan Oquendo via an eighth-round disqualification.

He then stopped former world champion Carl Frampton in six rounds in April, 2021. However, he couldn’t handle Shakur Stevenson’s skills and was eventually stopped after putting up a good fight. He then moved up to the lightweight division for one fight but didn’t have any luck against Jamaine Ortiz. Herring stands 5-feet-10-inches tall with a 72-inch reach.

Herring served two tours of duty in Iraq with the Marines and has average power as 50 per cent of his wins have come by way of stoppage including his last two. He boxed for the Americans at the 2012 Olympics in London, England, but was beaten in the first round of bouts. Herring’s first pro loss came at the hands of Denis Shafikov by 10th-round TKO in July, 2016. He then lost two bouts later to Ladarius Miller via an eight-round unanimous decision in August, 2017.

Although he’s been stopped twice, Herring owns a pretty sturdy chin and since turning pro also won the vacant USBA Super Featherweight Crown in September, 2018 with a 10-round unanimous decision over John Vincent Moralde. His biggest wins have been over Frampton, Oquendo, Ito, Roach, Hector Velazquez, Luis Eduardo Florez and Art Hovhannisyan.

The 26-year-old England made his pro debut in May, 2017 following his amateur career and has 95 rounds of experience under his belt since. He climbs through the ropes with a mark of 15-3 with 8 Ko’s and also has average power as 53.3 per cent of his victories have come by stoppage and he’s gone the distance in his last four fights. He stands just over 5-feet-8-inches tall with an unlisted reach so is 1.5-inches shorter than Herring.

As a pro, England won the vacant Australian Featherweight title in 2018 and the vacant Asian Silver Super Featherweight Belt in 2020. He also won the vacant WBC Asian, and IBO Oceania-Orient Super Featherweight Crown in 2021 and added the vacant IBF Australasian Super Featherweight Belt in 2023. His first loss came at the hands of Richard Lockett by eight-round unanimous decision in 2018 and dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Paul Felming in 2022. Just eight of England’s 18 opponents have entered the ring with a winning record.


Herring’s an underestimated boxer in general with decent power but he’s now 38 years old, 12 years older than England. He’s an unspectacular pro with good skills and a decent chin but is in the twilight of his career now. England should be entering his prime right now and put up a good fight against Liam Wilson in December. England isn’t really the hardest hitter either so I think Herring’s experience and skills should be just enough to get him past his younger opponent in a close fight.

Play Herring -400@ BetOnline.ag

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