Carl Frampton Eyes Bout with Jamel Herring!
On November 30, former two-division champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (26-2, 15 KO’s) will take on Tyler McCreary (16-0-1, 7 KO’s). The two are slated to tangle at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas live on ESPN+.
The fight will be extremely important for both boxers to win. A win for McCreary would signal his arrival on the big stage. Alternatively, a win for Frampton would go a long way to maintaining his credibility and marketing power in the sport.
EYEING A THIRD DIVISIONAL TITLE
If Frampton is indeed successful against McCreary, he’s already declared that he would like to face WBO super featherweight champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (21-2, 10 KO’s) next.
Not only does he want the former marine next, he wants to fight him for St. Patrick’s Day in New York on March 17. Frampton disclosed this information to Sunday Sport Life.
Herring just fought, and defeated, Lamont Roach Jr. (19-1-1, 7 KO’s) this past November 9 by way of unanimous decision. Thankfully, Herring emerged from the Roach contest without any significant injuries.
Having maintained his health, the former marine theoretically has nothing standing in his way of penning a 2020 prizefight with Frampton.
In order to challenge for Herring’s belt, Frampton would have to stay within the super featherweight limit. His bout with McCreary is contracted at a catchweight of 128 pounds.
Although, moving up should not be an issue seeing as how making the featherweight limit is already an issue for the Irishman.
However, we must bear in mind, one of the most dangerous things to do in boxing is overlook an opponent. So, before there can be any thoughts of chasing another title, the Jackal first has to get past McCreary.
GETTING BACK ON TRACK
For Frampton, this bout is significant due to coming off a loss and a layoff. In his third fight of 2018, the Jackal dropped a unanimous decision loss to Josh “The Leads Warrior” Warrington (30-0, 7 KO’s).
Prior to the Warrington defeat, Frampton toppled both Nonito “The Flash” Donaire (40-6, 26 KO’s) and Luke “Action” Jackson (19-1, 8 KO’s) in 2018.
Frampton was going to bounce back earlier in the year against Emanuel “Veneno” Dominguez (26-9-2, 18 KO’s) until suffering a freak accident. While sitting in the lobby of a hotel, a pillar was knocked off balance and landed on his hand breaking it. As a result, Frampton had to pull out from the contest.
When the Jackal faces off with McCreary, it will be his first fight in almost a full year.
As would be expected, the former tow division champion is not stressing over the time off or his next opponent. He understands that McCreary, who hails from Toledo, OH, is a skilled and capable fighter.
Even with this being the case, Frampton is confident that there will be no changing of the guard when he faces the young boxer.
3kingsboxing will keep an eye on this developing story line.
By: Bakari Simpson