“I Am Working on Things”- Carl Frampton Sends a Message to Jamel Herring

Published 12/08/2020, 10:51 AM EST
Manchester , United Kingdom – 22 December 2018; Carl Frampton prior to his IBF World Featherweight title bout with Josh Warrington at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


33-year-old Carl Frampton appears confident about vanquishing Jamel Herring to grab the super featherweight title when they lock horns in early 2021.

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Frampton has already held the super bantamweight and featherweight strap and envisions to become a three-divisional world champion against Herring. However, he acknowledges the latter as a tough contender.

But that isn’t shaking his mindset from achieving the eventual goal. According to ‘The Jackal’, he wants to be the first Irishman to become a three-weight world champ and considers himself fortunate to have grabbed the chance.

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Meanwhile, he is yet to receive an official date for the event. Frampton’s camp has begun the training and they expect to materialize the contest by late January or early February. That said, 2021 will begin with a high-voltage matchup.

Prior to that, Frampton connected with BBC Sport to shed light on his ongoing training camp and game plan for the fight night.

Carl Frampton is ready for the challenge

Following a legal turmoil with his former manager Barry McGuigan, Frampton is back to the boxing flow. Even though the venue of his next fight is not confirmed, he expects it to be at Belfast and wants his fans to cheer for him.

He is also confident and claims to feel “sharp” before the much-awaited title fight.

Speaking about it, Frampton said, “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.”

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He added, “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.”

Whether he gets the win or not, Frampton appears to be at the peak of his career. He is riding on a two-fight win streak and has all the chances of becoming a three-division champion in the coming days.

Do you think he will dismantle Jamel Herring or is it going to be vice versa?

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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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