A date and location have been secured for Jamel Herring’s return to the ring.

The former WBO junior lightweight titlist and decorated U.S. Marine will enjoy a Veteran’s Day themed comeback ahead of his next bout. BoxingScene.com has learned his bout will now take place November 7 atop a Pro-Am card from Edison Ballroom in New York City.

An opponent is still being finalized, though Herring will return to the 130-pound division after a brief move back to lightweight last spring. Boxing Scene has confirmed, however, that the show will also include rising prospects Kurt Scoby (13-0, 11KOs) and Mikiah Kreps (6-0, 3KOs) in separate bouts.

Kreps is co-managed by Herring and Jerry Cazares and promoted by DiBella Entertainment, who signed Scoby to a promotional deal earlier this summer.

The black-tie event was originally targeted to take place on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, which will instead serve as a host. The show will serve as a dedication to all military personnel, particularly those who sacrificed their lives during wartime.

Herring (23-4, 11KOs)—a Long Island, New York native who served two tours in Iraq—previously announced his retirement immediately after a ten-round, unanimous decision defeat to Jamaine Ortiz  in their lightweight fight last May 21 in Las Vegas. It was his second straight loss, following a tenth-round stoppage to Shakur Stevenson in October 2021 to end his WBO 130-pound title reign after more than two years.

The 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team captain and former titleholder had a change of heart earlier this year, at the time with strong consideration given to an effort to challenge IBF junior lightweight titlist Joe Cordina. His team instead decided to take the more realistic step of accepting a comeback-level fight to gauge where the 37-year-old southpaw is at in his career, particularly after what will be an eighteen-month ring absence.

Herring’s comeback tour comes under the guidance of Wayne McCullough, a 1992 Olympic Silver medalist and former WBC bantamweight champion who lives in Las Vegas where their training camp will take place.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox