Herring gets win at Barclays

Coram, Long Island native Jamel Herring went to 4-0, with a unanimous decision over Calvin Smith in the first bout from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon.

The judges saw it 40-35, 40-36, 40-36 for the Marine who repped the US at the London Olympics. Mike Stafford, the trainer for the headliner Adrien Broner, was in Herring's corner. He had to like a lot of what Herring did; the lefty who now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, was aggressive, busy, threw some nice combos and was a step in class above the loser, who dropped to 2-4.

Promoter Golden Boy has been starting these cards at 4:30. Why not? They have an immense roster, might as well keep 'em busy. And as long as the building is open...