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.
Boxing fans can purchase tickets to the show (starting at $31.00) at Ticketmaster Outlets, at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, at the 8-Count offices 312-226-5800, or by calling the UIC Pavilion Box Office at 312-413-5740.
Jordan Shimmell continues to improve in the pro ranks and is quickly moving towards a world title. In less than 2 years as a professional boxer, he has already shown great progress in his development as a pro boxer. Jordan is one of the top cruiserweight and heavyweight prospects in the world. Team Shimmell has been working diligently towards Jordan’s first nationally televised fight which they believe will happen within the next few fights.