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Herring and Stevenson clash on October 23

WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring and No.1 contender Shakur Stevenson will lock horns at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on October 23.

The American southpaws have signed contracts to avoid the mandated bout heading to purse bids. Each man will earn a minimum of a career-high $1.5 million, according to Mike Coppinger of ESPN.com.

New Yorker Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) is in a rich vein of form, having impressively swept aside Carl Frampton in six rounds in Dubai in April.

Former WBO featherweight king Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs) will be looking to seal two-weight champion status at just 24 years of age. The New Jersey star’s last outing was a workmanlike 12-round decision over the unheralded Namibian Jeremiah Nakathila with the WBO’s Interim belt at stake, back in June.