Jordan Shimmell who is 18-0 with 15 KOs and ranked #20 in the world by both the WBC and the IBO will be boxing Carlos Reyes, 7-6-1 with 5 KOs, who is ranked #81 in the world by the IBO.
The bout is scheduled for eight rounds and is taking place on the undercard of the Showtime televised boxing show featuring Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andrzej Fonfara in the main event on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Carson, CA.
In his last three bouts occurring over the past 5 months, Carlos Reyes of Phoenix, AZ fought Mike Bissett who was 7-6 and Kalib Whitmore who was 6-0 and TKO’d both in the 2nd round and then in his most recent bout two weeks ago he fought Michael Seals who was 18-0 and he lost a decision to him.
Shimmell has an 83% KO percentage and looks to increase that percentage by stopping Reyes on April 18th. Jordan has been working with elite level boxers in the gym and recently finished a month long training camp with WBC world light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson during which Jordan sparred Adonis dozens of rounds. Jordan is currently sparring with WBC world super middleweight champ Anthony Dirrell. Jordan is very anxious to get back into the ring as this will be his first fight of 2015. Jordan has sparred hundreds of rounds in 2015 to stay sharp and prepared for his next fight.
Shimmell is the youngest boxer rated in the top 25 of BoxRec.com’s cruiserweight world ratings. Jordan who turned 26 in October 2014 is the only boxer in the top 25 who is under 27. Jordan had a big year in 2014 and looks forward to an even bigger 2015. Jordan stopped his last two opponents and is looking to make it three in a row.
On September 11, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV on a Golden Boy Promotions card, Jordan became the first and only boxer to stop Joell Godfrey who was 17-11-1. Jordan pummeled Godfrey from the opening bell until referee Jay Nady stopped the bout at 1:16 of the 7th round. Jordan’s most recent bout came on December 12, 2014 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on a Warrior’s Promotions’ card. Jordan faced power punching southpaw Phil “The Drill” Williams, 14-6-2 with 13 KOs, and was able to control the bout from the start and repeatedly hurt Williams until the bout was stopped at the end of the 5th round.
Shimmell has dominated all 18 of his pro opponents and won every round since turning pro which is a total of 59 rounds. With two big knockout wins to close 2014 and three victories since signing with Al Haymon in June 2014, Jordan Shimmell has moved up further in the world and regional rankings. Jordan Shimmell is the USBO Cruiserweight Champion and is world ranked #20 by both the IBO and the WBC. In the regional rankings Jordan is ranked #2 NABF, #3 NABA, #3 NABO and #2 USBA. Having impressed the promoters, matchmakers and powers to be with his recent performances it looks very likely that Jordan Shimmell will be boxing on television in his next fight this summer.