Jordan Shimmell’s opponent for September 11th fight in Las Vegas is announced

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.

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Jordan Shimmell returns to the ring September 11th in Las Vegas

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.

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Jordan Shimmell moves to 16-0 with win on Friday night

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.

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Jordan Shimmell signs with Al Haymon

Jordan Shimmell, 15-0 with 13 KOs, has just signed a contract with Alan Haymon for him to be Jordan’s advisor. Jordan Shimmell, who is a fast rising prospect/contender in the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, turned pro less than 2 years ago and is already the USBO cruiserweight champion and a world ranked boxer. Jordan and his father/manager/trainer Dennis Shimmell Sr had considered several offers during the last year, but being able to join forces with Haymon, just seemed to make the most sense.

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Jordan Shimmell wins by TKO on the Golden Boy show in Chicago

Jordan Shimmell won his fight against Damon McCreary by TKO on Monday night. The bout was part of the non-televised portion of the Golden Boy Promotions, 8 Count Productions and BOXX Promotions co-promoted show at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago which was broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Prior to the fight with Shimmell McCreary was 15-1 with 11 knockouts and his only loss was to Golden Boy Promotions’ heavyweight Deontay Wilder who is 31-0 with 31 knockouts.

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Jordan Shimmell 13-0 vs Damon McCreary 15-1

Jordan Shimmell, 13-0 with 11 knockouts, has just signed a contract to box Damon “Bulldog” McCreary, 15-1 with 11 knockouts in Chicago on short notice. The fight is on the Golden Boy Promotions, 8 Count Productions and BOXX Promotions boxing show at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL on Monday, April 14, 2014. Jordan Shimmell is the USBO cruiserweight champ and is ranked #29 in the world by the IBO and #36 in the world by the WBC at cruiserweight. Jordan Shimmell who is also ranked #2 by the NABA, #7 by the NABO, #7 by the USBA and #11 by the NABF at cruiserweight is moving up a few pounds to box McCreary at heavyweight. The bout is scheduled for just 6 rounds due to time limitations for the undercard bouts on the show which starts at 7:00 p.m. CST. McCreary’s only loss is to Golden Boy Promotions’ heavyweight Deontay Wilder who is 31-0 with 31 knockouts. Shimmell looks to become only the second boxer to defeat McCreary. The Shimmell – McCreary heavyweight bout features two highly skilled and experienced pros in a cross-roads type fight. The 25 year-old Shimmell has been steadily climbing the pro rankings ladder and a win over McCreary will move him one step closer to a world title fight while McCreary at 40 years-old knows that his boxing career is closer to its end than its beginning and needs a win to be a top contender.

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Jordan Shimmell moves to 13-0 with 11 KOs

Jordan Shimmell, 13-0 with 11 knockouts, moved up to heavyweight for his most recent fight and defeated “Dangerous” Damon Reed on Saturday February 22, 2014 by knockout at 1:59 of the 3rd round. Jordan knocked Reed down with a left hook to the liver in the 2nd round and then knocked Reed down three more times en route to the 3rd round stoppage. Damon Reed, who entered the fight at 47-17 with 32 KOs, had faced four current or former world champions during his career. In 2011, Reed lost a 10 round decision to James Toney and in his bout prior to that one had lost via 6 round stoppage to Hasim Rahman. Jordan Shimmell was able to stop Reed quicker than both of those former world champions. Jordan’s victory moved him up in the BoxRec cruiserweight rankings and he is now #3 in the U.S. and #31 in the world. Jordan is ranked #39 in the world by the WBC and #20 in the world at heavyweight by Sports-Ratings.com.

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