Long Island Marine and Olympian boxer Jamel Herring hangs up the gloves after championship career


Jamel Herring, a Marine, boxing champion and Long Island native, announced his retirement following his Saturday night loss to Jermaine Ortiz.

Herring, who was born in Rockville Centre and raised in Coram, served in the United States Marine Corps and did two tours of duty in Iraq.

He was captain of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team and turned pro at the age of 27.

In 2019, he won the WBO junior lightweight title and held it to 2021.

Over his career as a boxer, he accumulated 23 wins with 11 knockouts. He only had four losses, including his unanimous decision loss to Ortiz at Resorts World Las Vegas.

Herring announced his retirement via Twitter:

“I love this sport, but I owe it to my family to quit putting them through these moments,” Herring tweeted. “Thank you all, whether you were with or against me. You made me who I am, but it’s time. Semper Fi, salute.”

Top: Jamel Herring of the United States celebrates after stopping Britain’s Carl Frampton in the sixth round of their WBO super-featherweight world title fight in Dubai, UAE, early Sunday April 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)