Jamel Herring’s title  defense postponed after positive COVID-19 test

U.S. Marine Corps veteran and WBO Junior Lightweight Champion Jamel Herring tested positive for COVID-19 in June, resulting in the postponement of his title defense bout set for July 2 against Jonathan Oquendo. Herring (21-2, 10 KOs) told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel on air June 23 that the “best case scenario” for a reschedule date is July 14. Herring became the WBO Junior Lightweight Champion in 2019. He is a 2012 Olympian and an All-Marine Boxing Team Hall of Famer. He was based at Camp Lejeune for nearly a decade as an active duty Marine and served two deployments to Iraq.