Frampton finally gets Herring date

14 January 2021 03:38:48 GMTPlus11

Carl Frampton has his eye on the prize after it was announced that he will fight Jamel Herring for the WBO super-featherweight title on 27th February.

The delayed fight will take place in London and Frampton is grateful that he will finally get the opportunity to test himself against the American.

The 33-year-old from Belfast has won 28 of his 30 fights, 16 within the distance, and faces a potentially tough night against 35-year-old Herring, who has also suffered just two defeats in a 24-fight career.

But Frampton is ready to go after being out of action since August, when he stopped Darren Traynor in the sixth round of a behind-closed-doors bout at the York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Traynor had stepped in at late notice as a replacement for original opponent Vahram Vardanyan from Armenia.

Herring's last bout was in Las Vegas in September, but it finished in unsatisfactory circumstances when his opponent Jonathan Oquando was disqualified for persistent butting.

Frampton cannot wait to take on the New Yorker next month.

He said: "I'm delighted to finally get a date nailed down for this fight that has now been talked about for over a year.

"I have the utmost respect for Jamel as a fighter and as a man. But there is nobody stopping me on becoming the island of Ireland's only ever three-weight world champ, one of Britain's only ever three-weight world champions and potentially have one foot in the hall of fame."

Frampton is 1.66 to come out on top while Herring is available at 2.10 and the draw is 17.00.

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