Jamel Herring got back to winning ways as he ended his boxing retirement on Tuesday night in Manhatten.
The former WBO super-featherweight world champion quit the sport last year following back-to-back defeats, but opted to make a comeback.
Herring faced 13-0 foe Nicholas Molina in his return bout.
Despite Molina’s impressive record on paper though, the truth is that he built it up against limited opposition.
As such, when he stepped in the ring with Herring, he was far out of his depth.
It didn’t take long for this to become clear, either.
Herring floored Molina twice in the first round, prompting the referee to call a quick end to the fight.
One fan reacted: “Molina was not ready for @JamelHerring. There’s levels to this game.”
While a second said: “This a sad match up, he wanted to do someone like @ShakurStevenson done him!! Ain’t no honour in this s***.”
And a third added: “Mismatch completely. Just awful charging people to watch this.”
However, one fan was more positive and commented: “Herring is one of the most classiest people in boxing, well deserved.”
And another put: “The champ is back!!!! The most humble and amazing person out there.”
Herring became champion by beating Masayuki Ito in 2019.
He scored the best win of his career when he retired Carl Frampton by stopping him in 2021.
However, later that year he was stopped himself by Shakur Stevenson.
In 2022, a return against Jamaine Ortiz did not go to plan as Herring lost again, this time on points.