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Name: Willie Herring
Born: 1978-11-11 (Age:35)
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Orlando, Florida, USA
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UBO Cruiserweight Champion Willie Herring
- Trained by noted trainer Doc O'Neill
- Besides boxing, a noted physical trainer and physical conditioning specialist in the State of Florida
- Won the Universal Boxing Organization's version of the world cruiserweight title in October 2011 by knocking down and stopping former WBC #1 contender Ravea Springs
- Record includes a split decision upset victory over world ranked cruiserweight Troy Ross in 2005, then unbeaten and whose only other loss was in a vacant title bout with Steve Cunningham
- High quality trial horse whose decision losses are questionable. Last ten opponents have 136 wins, and Herring either knocked them out, stopped them, got a draw or lost the decision.
- Record includes a ten round split decision draw to world ranked light heavyweight Shaun George, unbeaten when Herring fought him
- Unbeaten fighters faced by Herring include Santander Silgado, Troy Ross, Shaun George, Carlos Negron, Matt Godfrey and Matt Ives.
- In 2010, Herring ruined the promising career of rising Haitian heavyweight prospect Dieuly Aristilde by knocking him out in the second. Aristilde's promising record included a win over an 8-0 fighter.
- Besides the UBO, Herring has fought for such vacant cruiserweight titles as the WBO NABO, WBC Latino, and the WBC United States USNBC cruiserweight titles.
- A known 'ringer' and principal sparring partner for Francisco Palacios and Alfredo Escalera Jr. Herring's ability has caused him problems getting fights with quality opposition who typically avoid him
- Cruiserweight Willie herring predicts knockout of Santander Silgado, Saddoboxing story