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Bob Arum: Herring-Frampton Will Be Rescheduled For November, Site TBD

If Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton win their upcoming fights, promoter Bob Arum plans to reschedule their junior lightweight title fight for an undetermined date in November.

Arum informed that the site for their fight will depend on where fans can attend cards and potential travel restrictions between the United States and United Kingdom. Herring, the WBO 130-pound champion, lives and trains in the U.S., whereas Frampton lives and trains in Northern Ireland.

Herring had agreed to travel to Belfast, Frampton’s hometown, to defend his title June 13. That fight – which was to be held at Windsor Park, a soccer stadium – was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Don’t ask me where, with all these travel bans and everything else,” Arum said. “But [Herring-Frampton] will happen. The plan is to do it in November. … I think it’s a terrific fight. Both guys think they’re gonna win the fight easy. So, we’ll see.”

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Arum’s company, Top Rank Inc., promotes Herring and co-promotes Frampton, along with Frank Warren.

Instead of just waiting for their championship match to be rescheduled, Herring and Frampton have taken interim bouts.

Herring (21-2, 10 KOs) is set to make an optional defense of his title Tuesday night against Jonathan Oquendo (31-6, 19 KOs).

The 34-year-old Herring, a Marine from Coram, New York, and Puerto Rico’s Oquendo were supposed to fight July 2. Their bout was postponed late in June because Herring tested positive for COVID-19.

The 2012 U.S. Olympian has recovered and has been cleared to fight.

ESPN will televise Herring-Oquendo as the main event of a four-bout broadcast from MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. Handicappers have made Herring at least a 14-1 favorite to overcome Oquendo in their 12-round fight.

The 33-year-old Frampton (27-2, 15 KOs), a former WBA/WBO featherweight and IBF/WBA junior featherweight champion, has agreed to box August 15 in Belfast. Arum said an opponent hasn’t been secured for Frampton, who will be featured on the same card as another popular Belfast boxer, featherweight contender Michael Conlan (13-0, 7 KOs).

A deal for Conlan’s opponent hasn’t been finalized, either.

ESPN will broadcast the doubleheader featuring Frampton and Conlan live in the afternoon in the U.S. ESPN also would air Herring-Frampton as part of its exclusive content agreement with Top Rank. 

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Pantera_ on 07-12-2020

Frampton will win and become new champ. He's a lot shorter but he's always been a thick dude like Canelo so I think he fits right in at 130. But yeah him and Herring are different levels.

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