Carl Frampton Reveals Why He Won’t Lose to Jamel Herring

Published 04/01/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Manchester , United Kingdom – 21 December 2018; Carl Frampton weighs in ahead of his IBF World Featherweight title bout against Josh Warrington at Manchester Central in Manchester, England. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Carl Frampton is all set to battle out the WBO super-featherweight champ, Jamel Herring this weekend. This will be his first title fight at the super-featherweight landscape. He will be confident as he has claimed championship gold in every single division he has stepped in, in his career.

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He’s extremely thrilled for the mighty Jamel Herring challenge and is going in with an optimistic mindset.

In a chat with talkSPORT on the same, he said, “To become the only fighter from the isle of Ireland to win titles in three divisions, one of the only Brits to ever do it…”

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“You join an elite list of fighters, globally, as well and this is something I never expected when I turned professional or started my professional journey.”

“So I’m in touching distance now, and I won’t let Jamel Herring stop me from achieving that. I’m just right up for this one.”

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)

This is the biggest, perhaps the most important fight in ‘Jackal’s illustrious career. He asserted he isn’t underestimating the champ, Herring by any means. However, by citing the fire in himself, Frampton feels the latter won’t be able to survive the heat he will bring on fight night.

The Brit believes that his grilling training camps and all the hard work has gone extremely right until now. This predominantly fills him up with the requisite confidence to walk into the ring on Saturday night.

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Carl Frampton will hang up his gloves from the sport if he loses on Saturday night

In the above interview, the 34-year-old added that this might be his last fight if he doesn’t end up on the winning vertical.

Well, I’ve spoken to people about this and again, I don’t want to sound negative. But if I lose this fight, I will retire. So, in that sense, it could be but I am not going to lose,” said Frampton.

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The retirement thoughts have definitely crossed ‘Jackal’s mind, but he has an utmost focus towards claiming a win in this cracking title fight.

Frampton has a noteworthy 28 wins under his wing, and he will only wish to improve from hereon.

What do you draw off Frampton’s above comments? Do you envisage him winning this massive title fight on Saturday night?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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