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.
During the first round of the Shimmell versus McCreary bout, Jordan Shimmell used his superior boxing skills and excellent movement to outbox his opponent. Jordan’s great defense was once again evident as he avoided all of his opponent’s punches while landing numerous punches of his own. Jordan slipped and blocked McCreary’s punches and countered with crisp punches. By the end of the first round, it was already clear that McCreary was getting tired and dejected due to taking punches from Shimmell and not being able to land punches of his own. Numerous times during the round McCreary held after taking punches from Jordan and it was obvious that Jordan would soon end the fight by TKO/KO. However, Shimmell, a rising star in the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, was unable to showcase more of his skills in the second round as McCreary retired on his stool prior to the start of the 2nd round claiming a bicep injury. The Illinois Commission ruled it a TKO victory for Jordan Shimmell at 0:01 of the 2nd round. Jordan once again left the ring unscathed as he has done in almost all of his pro fights. With the easy victory, Jordan Shimmell moved to 14-0 with 12 knockouts against opponents with a combined record of 197-161-7. (After 14 fights, Deontay Wilder’s opponents had a combined record of 71-97-13. Wilder had fought McCreary in Wilder’s 25th pro fight).
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 is also ranked #2 by the NABA, #7 by the NABO, #7 by the USBA and #11 by the NABF at cruiserweight. 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. Team Shimmell has been working diligently towards Jordan’s first nationally televised fight which they believe will happen this year.