Carl Frampton Bob Arum Jamel Herring

Carl Frampton lands WBO world super-featherweight title fight with Jamel Herring in Belfast

Published On Thursday, March 19, 2020By British Boxing News

Carl Frampton bids to become Northern Ireland's first triple champion

Carl Frampton is proud to be bringing his historic world title fight with WBO world super-featherweight clash with Jamel Herring to Belfast.

‘The Jackal’ (27-2, 15 KOs) will bid to become the first man from the island to win world titles in three different divisions when he takes on the champion Herring (21-2, 10 KOs) with a date and venue to be announced in due course. 

Frampton said: “This is huge. To be the challenger fighting for a world title at home is just great. When it was first talked about and hinted at after I’d beaten Tyler McCreary in my last fight, I didn’t imagine it’d be in Belfast!

“I’m delighted to be fighting in my city and hopefully once the coronavirus madness has all passed, we can get it sealed and have the fight.

“It’s good to have a small bit of good news with this fight being agreed but there are more important things than boxing. People’s health is more important than me and Herring having a fight so it’s important we do this right.”

Frampton first became a world champion in September 2014 when he overcame Kiko Martinez for the IBF super-bantamweight crown and went on to unify against Scott Quigg in February 2016.

The Tigers Bay hero dethroned Leo Santa Cruz to become a world champion in his first fight at featherweight the same year and has since beaten the likes of Nonito Donaire.

Further details for Herring vs Frampton to follow shortly.

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