Jordan Shimmell WBC #20 world ranked cruiserweight to fight in Carson, CA on April 18, 2015
Jordan Shimmell is going to be fighting on the Showtime boxing show featuring Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andrzej Fonfara in the televised main event on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Carson, CA. Jordan is scheduled to box an 8 round bout against an opponent TBA. Jordan Shimmell who has an 83% KO percentage will be boxing for the first time in 2015. Jordan turned pro June 30, 2012 & had 7 fights in 2012. He had 5 fights in 2013 & 6 fights in 2014. Although Jordan had 18 fights in just 2.5 years, he made short work of most of the fights as his fights averaged only 3.28 rounds each. Jordan has won every round of the 59 rounds he has boxed as a pro.
Jordan Shimmell, 18-0 with 15 KOs, is the youngest boxer rated in the top 25 of BoxRec.com’s cruiserweight world ratings. Jordan who turned 26 in October 2014 is the only boxer in the top 25 who is under 27. Jordan had a big year in 2014 and looks forward to an even bigger 2015. Jordan started out 2014 with a hometown heavyweight bout against “Dangerous” Damon Reed, 47-17, on February 22, 2014 winning by TKO-3. Jordan then boxed another heavyweight, Damon McCreary, 15-1, and won by TKO-2 on a Golden Boy Promotions card on April 14, 2014 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL. Jordan’s 3rd bout of the year was a stay busy fight in Davenport, IA on May 31, 2014 against Jonathan Corn, 47-28-3 which Jordan won by TKO-1. Shortly after the Corn fight Jordan Shimmell signed with Al Haymon to have Haymon be his advisor. Jordan’s first bout with Haymon was Jordan’s 4th bout of 2014 and was on Goossen Promotions’ show in Shelton, WA on August 1, 2014. Jordan faced heavy handed Epifanio Mendoza 37-17-1 with 33 KOs. Jordan dominated the bout and was on his way to stopping Mendoza when the referee DQ’d Mendoza in the 4th round for repeated intentional fouls. Jordan then had his first bout in Las Vegas as a pro. It was on a Golden Boy Promotions card against Joell Godfrey, 17-11-1 on September 11, 2014. Godfrey had boxed on the reality TV show The Contender and had fought several top cruiserweights and heavyweights. Godfrey had never been stopped inside the distance. Jordan became the first boxer to stop Godfrey by pummeling Godfrey from the opening bell until referee Jay Nady stopped the bout at 1:16 of the 7th round. Jordan’s 6th bout of 2014 came on December 12, 2014 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on a Warrior’s Promotions’ card. Jordan faced power punching southpaw Phil “The Drill” Williams, 14-6-2 with 13 KOs, and was able to control the bout from the start and bust up Williams until the bout was stopped at the end of the 5th round.
Jordan Shimmell has dominated all 18 of his pro opponents and won every round since turning pro which is a total of 59 rounds. With two big knockout wins to close 2014 and three victories since signing with Al Haymon in June 2014, Jordan Shimmell has moved up even further in the world and regional rankings. Jordan Shimmell is the USBO Cruiserweight Champion and is world ranked #20 by both the IBO and the WBC. In the regional rankings Jordan is ranked #2 NABF, #3 NABA, #3 NABO and #2 USBA. Having impressed the promoters, matchmakers and powers to be with his recent performances it looks very likely that Jordan Shimmell will be boxing on television in his next fight this summer.