Frampton and Herring could collide October or November
Two-divisional champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (28-2, 16ko) is all set to fight for history after dismantling Darren “ Trayn-Wreck” Traynor (16-4, 7ko) with a brutal shot back on August 15. The Jackal has set himself up for a title bout against WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (21-2, 10ko). If victorious, he will become the first Irish fighter to win belts in three different weight divisions.
THE WAITING GAME
Both fighters had agreed to face each other in the earlier part of the 2020. However, with the pandemic striking a blow in all sports, it became a waiting game for both fighters with a lot of complications. The WBO champion tested positive for the COVID-19 virus twice, delaying his upcoming title defense against Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (31-6, 19ko). Hopefully that match will take place without any hiccups on September 5.
Frampton’s eyes will undoubtedly be glued to the TV waiting to see if things go according to plan and if they can finally get one of the biggest fights in the division in motion.
WHEN WILL THEY FIGHT?
Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren also chimed in on how important a fight with Herring is, as well as Frampton prevailing in his recent test to setup the big fight. During an interview with BT Sport Boxing, the British promoter laid it all out that everything is ready to go. The only thing left is the where and when.
“He’s done the job and set himself up, for now, the fight with Herring, which hopefully will take place sometime late October or November. It’s a big, big fight, that’s a history-making fight.”
When asked about how much of the agreement is ready, Warren made it clear that they’re just waiting on a date.
“Everything is agreed, that’s all been dealt with.”
“Everybody is on the same page. So, it’s just working out the date.”
The WBO champion took to social media to let his future opponent know that he understands the paramount importance of what is hanging in the balance.
By: Garrisson Bland