Hudsonville’s Shimmell looking forward to IBF bout

Posted at 11:04 PM, May 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-15 23:04:12-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- West Michigan will get another chance to see one of it's own box on national television.  Hudsonville's Jordan Shimmell has an IBF World Title Eliminator bout against Russian Merat Gassiev on Fox Sports 1 on Tuesday, May 17th.  The fight is at Black Bear Casino in Carlton, Minnesota.

Jordan comes into the fight with a 20-1 record with 16 knockouts.  His opponent is 22-0 with 16 KO's.    Jordan is currently ranked #12 in the IBF world rankings and #1 in the USBA's United States rankings.  Gassiev is ranked #3 in the IBF world rankings.  The winner of the bout will become the mandatory challenger to the IBF Cruiserweight world champion.