Hudsonville’s Jordan Shimmell ready for biggest fight yet

Posted at 7:09 PM, Sep 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-10 21:41:19-04

Jordan Shimmell, the Hudsonville native, continues his ascent in the ring. On Thursday he'll be in his first fight in Las Vegas, part of the run up to Floyd Mayweather's battle with Marcius Maidana on Saturday. Shimmell's eight round bout against Joell Godfrey is on a card scheduled to be aired on Fox Sports One, but his fight is not expected to make the telecast.

Shimmell is currently 16-0 with 13 knockouts. He is ranked 22nd by the I.B.O. in the crusier-wieght rankings. The W.B.C. has him at 26th. Joell Godfrey is 17-11-1 in his career.