Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton el 27/2 en Londres
NotiFight y Poster de Queensberry Promotions
The super featherweight world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), the American Jamel Herring, defend his title against the two-time former world champion, the British Carl Frampton, in the star of a function that will be held next Saturday, 27 of February, at a venue to be confirmed, in London, England.
The fight, which is promoted by Frank Warren, will be televised on BT Sport.
The Frampton-Herring showdown was originally scheduled for mid-2020, before being delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, prompting the two to take interim fights, with Herring beating Jonathan Oquendo following a disqualification in Las Vegas, while Frampton kept busy defeating Darren Traynor, stopping him in the seventh round in London.
Belfast’s favorite son, Frampton became world super bantamweight champion in September 2014 when he overwhelmed Kiko Martinez on an emotional night out in the Titanic Quarter.
Two successful defenses followed, against Chris Avalos and Alejandro Gonzalez, before the now 33-year-old unified his IBF belt with Scott Quigg’s WBA title in Manchester, where Frampton clearly prevailed on points.
Two memorable encounters with Leo Santa Cruz at featherweight followed, the first of which saw Frampton become the two-weight world champion, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, only to come second in the rematch, at the MGM Grand. from Las Vegas.
Frampton undertook a rebuild after his Santa Cruz setback and teamed up with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren. He quickly returned to the title mix and won the WBO Interim Featherweight World Title, with a complete defeat of the decorated Nonito Donaire, at the SSE Arena, in April 2018.
In August of the same year, he fulfilled a childhood dream of boxing at Windsor Park in Belfast and his interim status was maintained with a ninth-round knockout of Australian Olympian Luke Jackson.
In December, the big collision with Josh Warrington, with the Leeds man’s IBF featherweight world title, was at stake at Manchester Arena. A devastating start put Warrington firmly on the front foot and despite bravely staying there, Frampton was unable to reverse the momentum.
After considering his future, Frampton decided to return to super featherweight and won again with a clear points victory over Tyler McCreary in November of last year in Las Vegas.
The 34-year-old former Marine Herring is 21-2 (10 KOs) and beat the odds in May last year by defeating WBO super featherweight world champion Masayuki Ito in Kissimmee.
Prior to this, his only title action came with a vacant USBA title challenge in September 2018, which he won by defeating John Vincent Moralde on points.
Southpaw Herring defended his world title in November 2019 against mandatory challenger Lamont Roach and won comfortably by decision.
Promoter Frank Warren said: “I am delighted to be able to provide this great opportunity for Carl to reinforce his position as the best Irish fighter of his generation or any other.
Carl has been and is a tremendous ambassador for the sport and his large following is testament to the qualities he displays in and out of the ring. The only downside to this coming fight now is that he will go into battle without his legion. of Belfast fans roaring.
For Carl to become a three-weight world champion would really be something more, and in many ways an appropriate end to a magnificent career, although it might not be the end of the story.
“Herring is a great fighter and a gentleman who we are looking forward to welcoming a great night at BT Sport.”
Jamel Herring said: “I am really excited that the fight is finally happening, more importantly, it will be an honor to share the ring with a true warrior and class act like Carl Frampton. It may be the biggest fight of my career to date, but I will be more than ready for the task ahead. ”
The stakes are high, and I know it aims to make history, but it will have to wait another day, because I plan to return home with my title in hand. I’ve been training really hard for this fight, and I got back to what led to my world title by facing players like Terence Crawford and other top talents across the country. I can’t wait to put on a great show! “
Carl Frampton said: “I am delighted to finally get a concrete date for this fight that has been talked about for over a year.”
“I have the utmost respect for Jamel as a fighter and as a man, but no one is stopping me from becoming the island of Ireland, the only 3-weight world champion, one of Britain’s only 3-weight world champions and potentially having one foot in the Hall of Fame.”