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Frampton: Herring Will Be Extremely Difficult, But I Believe I Can Beat Him

Carl Frampton, 33-years-old, is beyond motivated to become a three division world champion.

After capturing world titles at super bantamweight and featherweight, he will attempt to capture the WBO super featherweight title when he faces Jamel Herring in early 2021.

Frampton expects the date to land in late January-early February in the UK.

"It will be an extremely difficult fight but I believe I can beat this guy," said Frampton to BBC Sport. "I can create history and become a three-weight world champion."

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Frampton is training hard, after reaching an agreement last month in a long legal battle with former promoter Barry McGuigan.

With the event taking place on UK soil - Frampton is crossing his fingers that fans be allowed to attend.

"The fight's been made - I'm just waiting on a confirmation date while the UK is the front-runner for the venue," Frampton.

"I've been told end of January-early February and that's what I'm training towards. I would love it to be in Belfast and it would be a shame if there's no crowd there. I was reasonably fit coming into camp - the court case messed things up for me a wee bit and I didn't train as much as I would have liked but after that was over I hit the ground running.

"I'm feeling sharp and where I need to be. I am working on things I think that will work against Jamel Herring. He's easily the biggest man I've ever fought and a southpaw as well. They're all taller than me and I've fought taller people all my career. We're going to be the same weight on the night. There's never been an Irish three-weight world champion so for me to have the chance to do that I feel I'm in a lucky position and I'll do everything to make sure that happens. I'm determined to win this fight and I've a strong confidence in myself that I will become a three-weight world champion."

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who works with both boxers, is planning to match the winner against mandatory challenger Shakur Stevenson in April or May.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BlackR0bbb on 12-08-2020

[B]Frampton will get a gift on the cards, especially in the UK. Herring can outbox him, but doesn't have the power to get the wee lad outta there.[/B]

Comment by VashDBasher on 12-08-2020

This is a good fight for both of these guys. Frampton and Herring are both at the twilight of their careers. We’ll see how much Frampton has left in him.

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