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Date TimeSeptember 12, 2019
VoiceAs a marine, he did two tours of Iraq. As a boxer, he has won a world title. And as an actor, he has impressed Steven Spielberg
Jamel Herring: from the Iraq War to boxing glory ... and West Side Story
Jamel Herring, a former marine who took up professional boxing and won a world title, found himself on a film set earlier this month, throwing combinations for a scene in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story. Herring squeezed his feet into a pair of black leather boxing boots from the 1950s and put in such a pulsating performance that the director stopped filming and asked Herring about his career as a fighter.
“I saw a casting call for a boxer for the film, so I thought: ‘Why not, it might be a good experience and something a bit different,’” says Herring. “I ended up getting the part. We did the scene in a boxing gym, with the old boots, gloves and groin guards. I started throwing combinations as I normally would and they were amazed. Steven just lit up and then he found out I was a world champion. He was so nice. We had a really good chat – one of those things you don’t think will ever happen in your life.”

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