Boxing Pros React to Carl Frampton’s Emotional Retirement

Published 04/03/2021, 7:04 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 28: Carl Frampton (C) is shown after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took the title with a majority decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Carl Frampton was clearly not in his best form tonight. The former two-division champion ended up being on the wrong end of a beat down and fell prey to Jamel Herring’s vicious shots. In a failed attempt at the WBO super featherweight strap, Frampton got knocked out in round six and announced his retirement in the post-fight segment.

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It was quite shocking for the entire boxing world, as none of them expected to see the 34-year-old hung up his gloves. However, Frampton did declare his statement and put a quell on his glittery career.

Following 28 wins with just 3 losses, ‘Jackal’ is no longer an active professional. Meanwhile, several fans and boxing analysts have reacted to the retirement, pouring their love and respect for the ex-champion. Here’s a look at some of the tweets for Carl Frampton’s retirement.

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Carl Frampton vs Jamel Herring – Not a memorable night for the Brit

Carl Frampton has all the reasons to raise his head high amongst every other pro pugilist in the slot. However, he would have wanted to stage a different outcome in his last fight. Frampton emerged strongly in the first round but appeared to rush himself against a composed Herring.

He successfully planted a deep cut over Herring’s eyes and seemed to use it as an advantage on his corner. But Jamel Herring turned the tide as dictated most of the period, securing a knockdown in round five.

Although Frampton could survive the round, he got doomed to defeat in round six. Frampton had very little left in the round all he appeared to try hard in planting the big shots. Meanwhile, Herring took his time to land the right shot and stopped Frampton.

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While ‘Semper Fi’ remained the WBO super featherweight champion, and an emotional Carl Frampton called it a day amongst all the fans and pros of the sport.

Do you think Carl Frampton has had a Hall-Of-Fame-worthy career?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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