Jamel Herring v Carl Frampton in Belfast in June 13
Well it looks like WBO super featherweight champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (21-2, 10 KO’s) will be heading across the pond to defend his title. While the venue is still not yet known, its already set for Herring to make the third defense of his WBO title against Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (27-2, 15 KO’s) somewhere in Belfast.
BOXING BRAWL HEADING TO BELFAST
This useful bit of information was gifted by veteran promoter Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions, during an exclusive interview with BT Sport Boxing.
“It will take place on June 13 in Belfast. We’re just sorting out the venue at the moment, but that will definitely happen on the 13 of June, 100%.”
“…Well it’s the first time that an Irishman has fought for it at three different weights or to try to win it [championship] and I think he’s got an excellent opportunity and chance being the first one to do that.
“Carl is a great, great boxer. He’s really done well in this game and I think he really does fancy this job against Herring.
“So get all those home fans behind him and he can come away with the prize.”
LOOKING TO STAY IN THE WIN COLUMN
Both fighters were both just in the ring in successful outings this past November. Although Herring is riding a five-win streak, whereas Frampton dropped a loss to Josh Taylor in his second to last prizefight at the tail end of 2018.
In fact, when Frampton last went to war against Tyler “The Golden Child” McCreary (16-1-1, 7 KO’s) many folks, including Frampton, felt that his career was on the line.
Had it been an in-prime Jackal heading to the squared-circle, then McCreary would have been thought of solely as a no-hoper. Yet, with Frampton getting a bit long in the tooth and coming in off a loss, the scenario was not so quite clean cut.
Once in the ring however, Frampton proved that he had far too much left in the gas tank for the up and coming Golden Child to contend with.
In his last match, Herring had a similarly successful showing in against Lamont Roach Jr (19-1-1, 7 KO’s). Like McCreary, Roach was significantly stepping up his level of competition in addition to attempting his first shot at a world title.
Unfortunately for Team Roach, he came up well short of the requisite mark for victory.
Now it’s time to see who will come out on top when Herring and Frampton test their might against one another.
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By: Bakari Simpson