Jordan Shimmell, 18-0 with 15 KOs, is once again training with WBC World Light Heavyweight Champ Adonis Stevenson. Jordan flew to Montreal on Wednesday, March 4th to join Adonis’ training camp as Adonis prepares for his title defense against Sakio Bika in Quebec City on April 4th. This is the 4th training camp in which Jordan Shimmell has helped prepare Adonis for an upcoming opponent.
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 one of just 3 boxers in the top 25 who are under 27, but the other two will both turn 27 in March 2015. 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 Shimmell, 18-0 with 15 KOs, once again dominated his opponent during his most recent pro fight on December 12, 2014 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The “Holiday Boxing Bash” show was promoted by Warriors Boxing and Jordan’s bout was the co-main event on the stacked card of top contenders and prospects including 3 time Olympian Raushee Warren in the main event. Jordan Shimmell went up against the tough fighter, Phil “The Drill” Williams, 14-6-2 with 13 KOs. Jordan Shimmell and Phil Williams had one common opponent that being Galen “Bad Boy” Brown. Williams had knocked out Galen Brown in 2 rounds in August 2014 while Galen Brown had gone the distance with Jordan Shimmell, losing a lopsided unanimous decision to Jordan in October 2013.
Jordan Shimmell, 17-0 with 14 KOs, now knows who he will be boxing on December 12, 2014 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Jordan who has been steadily moving up in the regional and world rankings this year will be boxing the upset minded Anthony Ferrante, 13-6 with 8 KOs, of Philadelphia, PA. In Ferrante’s last fight, he KO’d Venroy July, 16-1-3 at the time, in the 2nd round.
Jordan Shimmell, 17-0 with 14 KOs, has been steadily moving up in the regional and world rankings this year. Jordan fought in Las Vegas on September 11th and became the first boxer to stop opponent Joell Godfrey, 17-12-1. Godfrey was a contestant in Season 3 of the reality TV show “The Contender”. Godfrey had been in the ring with many cruiserweight and heavyweight contenders and was coming off a big win in his prior bout defeating Marcus Vinicius de Oliveira who was 23-1-1. Godfrey, who had stated in an interview that he would embarrass Jordan Shimmell and make him look “regular” during the fight, was not able to land any meaningful punches on Jordan.
Jordan Shimmell, 16-0 with 13 KOs, will be boxing Joell Godfrey, 17-11-1, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on September 11, 2014. Shimmell versus Godfrey is an 8 round cruiserweight bout on the Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions card televised by Fox Sports 1. The show is being held in Las Vegas 2 days before the Mayweather-Maidana 2 rematch being shown on Showtime PPV. Therefore, there will be a lot of activity, fans and media in Las Vegas and the September 11th show is the lead-in show to the big PPV event on the 13th.
Jordan Shimmell, 16-0 with 13 KOs, is scheduled to fight an 8 round cruiserweight bout on the undercard of a Fox Sports 1 show Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. The show is being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The show will attract a lot of attention as it is just 2 days before the big Mayweather vs Maidana rematch on PPV at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The main event scheduled for the 11th is a heavyweight bout between #2 Luis Ortiz and #5 Lateef Kayode for the WBA Interim title.
Jordan Shimmell won via disqualification at 2:31 of the 4th round on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA. Jordan moved to 16-0 with 13 KOs in his 2 year pro career. The bout was scheduled for 8 rounds at cruiserweight on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights show. Jordan’s opponent was former world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza, now 37-18-1 with 33 KOs.