Lightweight prospect Jamel Herring, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, will headline a Premier Boxing Champions card on Feb. 9 at the Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, PBC announced on Monday.
Herring (14-0, 8 KOs), 30, of Coram, New York, and fighting out of Cincinnati, will take on Luis Eduardo Flores (21-2, 17 KOs), 28, of Colombia in a 10-round bout (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes, 11 p.m. ET).
"I know the spotlight will be on me, but I will keep my cool and focus on getting the win," said Herring, a former U.S. Marine. “Training has been going really well because I stay in shape year round. I know my opponent is tall and rangy and has a good punch. I am preparing myself to make adjustments and be ready for anything. I'm looking to get the win by any means necessary."
Flores, who has won two fights in a row since, will be fighting outside of Colombia for the first time.
"I will take advantage of this opportunity and I want to thank my team for getting this fight," Flores said. "I am 100 percent positive I will win this fight. The only thing I know about Herring is that he likes to run a lot. I am coming to get a knockout and take away Herring's '0.' "