Sport Shakur Stevenson on facing Jamel Herring: 'I've never been scared of a bully'
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Shakur Stevenson is not looking to be pushed around by Jamel Herring when the two go head-to-head for the WBO world super featherweight title on Saturday night at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Speaking to Ak and Barak on, Stevenson made it clear that he wouldn't be afraid of Herring and his size during the fight.
"He's the bigger guy for sure, but I don't think size and stuff win fights, I feel like skill wins fights," Stevenson said.
"He's somebody who came down from 141 and he's fighting with smaller guys so he's kind of bullying the smaller division, but I've never been scared of a bully so it don't matter to me."
Boxing betting: Can Jamel Herring upset 9-1 favorite Shakur Stevenson?
Other than that, Stevenson not only won each of those fights, he won every round in them. Herring is a +600 underdog.There were 41 scored rounds, and he won 40 of them on all three judges’ cards. Joet Gonzalez won one of the 12 rounds he fought against Stevenson. Other than that, Stevenson not only won each of those fights, he won every round in them.
Herring and Stevenson's friendship also adds another intrguing element to this fight.
"No it's war, so they when people go to war you're gonna be on one side, and the other is not," Stevenson replied when asked about the tension between their mutual friends.
However, the WBO super featherweight title challenger is confident he will still be on good terms with Herring if he beats him this coming Saturday.
"I don't care about that, its war right now, so after the war we can chop it up and go on to eat after I beat him."
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tupac Shakur’s handwritten lyrics from classic songs such as “California Love” and “Dear Momma” along with galleries that pay homage to his upbringing and late mother are among the features in a massive touring museum exhibit. The Shakur Estate announced Tuesday that the “ Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free ” will open Jan. 21 in Los Angeles. The exhibit is described as a fully immersive, thought-provoking museum experience that explores the life and legacy of the late rapper. Shakur, one of the most prolific figures in hip-hop, died in 1996 from gunshot wounds. He was 25.