Herring Frampton Carl Frampton battles Jamel Herring for the WBO super-featherweight title with the Irishman battling to create history and snag a world title in a third weight class.
The American is one of the most highly-rated fighters at 130 pounds and will hold physical advantages over Frampton with greater height and reach, but Frampton maintains his “distance control, timing and speed of hand and foot” will make up for that to give him the edge here.
While the fighter who has handled the inconvenience of this fight being delayed will also hold an edge. Both fighters were due to meet last summer only for Covid-19 to postpone the event, but Frampton believes destiny awaits, having captured super-bantamweight and featherweight world titles in a glittering career.
This fight means everything to Frampton, who has vowed to retire if it does not go his way, admitting he is “not prepared to go round the houses and get myself into a position to fight for another world title.”
In a tremendous fight that is both seen as a 50-50 by the bookies, as well as the industry, with Ricky Hatton leaning towards Frampton but admitting it is “50-50” and that when he saw the pair standing close to one another he thought Herring was “two weights above Carl”. Here is everything you need to know about the fight:
When and where is the fight?
The fight is in Dubai at Caesars Bluewaters, on 3 April with the fight card scheduled to start at 9pm GMT (4pm ET).
What time will the ring walks be?
If the undercard fights go as planned, we can expect the fighters to walk to the ring at about 10:15pm GMT (5:15pm ET).
What TV channel is it on and is there a live stream?
The fight will be on Channel 5 in the UK, with coverage starting at 10pm GMT, and ESPN+ in the US, where coverage will start at 2pm ET.
As a free-to-air channel in the UK, you can live stream the fight on the Channel 5 website here, while ESPN+ is an OTT service and can be used on any device.
Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton for Herring’s WBO Junior Lightweight title
Donnie Nietes vs. Pablo Carrillo, Junior Bantamweight
Albert Pagara vs. TBA; Junior Featherweight
Tyrone McKenna vs. Zhankosh Turarov; Junior Welterweight
Herring: 10/11 (Decision: 13/8, KO: 7/2)
Frampton 10/11 (Decision: 7/5, KO: 6/1)
Tale of the tape
Reach: 70 inches
Record: 22-2 (10 knockouts)
Nationality: Northern Ireland
Reach: 62 inches
Record: 28-2 (16 knockouts)
Frampton on Herring fight
“This fight means the world to me,” Frampton told Ring.TV. “It means the world to the people I have around me; my current team, it means so much to my family and to people that played any sort of a part in my career from when I started boxing at seven years old. This would be the cherry on top. I never dreamed that I would have the chance to become a three-weight world champion. I probably never dreamed that I had the ability to be a three-weight world champion at the very start. Now, to be one fight away from it, feeling as confident as I do, things have fallen into place and it’s gonna happen.”
Herring on Frampton fight
American Herring said: “We aren’t looking at weaknesses. We are prepared for the best version of Frampton because we know what’s on the line for him. We don’t look for poor performances. We look to take his strengths away from him as the fight progresses.