Ash-Shakur Nafi-Shahid Stevenson has promised to dazzle on fight night as he readies to challenge Jamel William Herring for his WBO junior lightweight world title on Saturday, October 23 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

Stevenson [16-0, 8 KOs], a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, considered by many to be the heir to the pound-for-pound throne did not hide his feeling during the final faceoff on Thursday, saying it would feel good for him to beat the entire team of Herring.

Sugar [Stevenson] created a scene having grabbed Herring’s belt on multiple occasions during the verbal exchange barbs.

“It means everything to me. This is my first time being able to go against a champion and being able to take a champion’s belt will mean a lot to me…. and I can’t wait to hear them say, “AND THE NEW!'”

“It’s definitely not personal, just business at the end of the day. He’s not my friend. I don’t hit him up and say, ‘let’s fight.'” We don’t have any conversations. I don’t talk to Jamel Herring outside of boxing.”

“It’s going to feel real good beating the whole team. I can’t wait to go against [Herring trainers Brian McIntyre and Red Spikes]. It’s not just Jamel that I’m fighting. I’ve got to beat Bomac and Red, and it’ll feel good doing that.”

“You’re going to see a special night, my coming out party. It’s going to be a great night, and he said he’s going to spoil the party, so let’s see if he can do it.”

By James K. Attaglo Wilson