Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton Postponed as the Brit Suffers Hand Injury

Published 02/17/2021, 8:54 AM EST


The WBO super-featherweight title bout between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton has faced another enormous blow. The highly anticipated and already postponed fight has got postponed yet again after the latest injury.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Carl Frampton celebrates a points victory over Scott Quigg after their World Super-Bantamweight title contest at Manchester Arena on February 27, 2016 in Manchester, England. Frampton’s victory united the WBA and IBF titles. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The two have tried to make this fight happen since last year. However, the COVID-19 shutdown meant they had to push the fight forward. Now, the February 27 event is no longer going ahead after Frampton suffered a hand injury.

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Boxing Scene was the first to report the news on Tuesday. They revealed that hand injury in training meant that Frampton would be out for at least two-weeks on doctors’ advice. Therefore, he had to pull out of the already rescheduled event.

They also confirmed that the organizers are working on a new date for the two to fight for the title. However, there is no update on the February 27 event and fans are in the dark around the rest of the fights.

This could be a blessing in disguise for the organizers, as February 27 is the same day that pound-for-pound star, Canelo Alvarez, will fight Turkish mandatory Avni Yildirim for the WBC super-middleweight title- A fight that would have affected their viewership numbers.

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Previous complications with the Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton fight

As previously mentioned, this is not the first time they had to reschedule the fight. Previously, the pair had to cancel the initial June 2020 date. Subsequently, both fighters took on different opponents to prepare for the eventual showdown.

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Frampton’s fight went smoothly; Herring faced a bigger challenge as he tested positive for COVID-19, which meant his team had to reschedule that fight too. However, he recovered, won his second title defense against Jonathan Oquendo, and stayed on track to make the Frampton fight.

KISSIMMEE, FL – MAY 25: Jamel Herring celebrates his victory over du Masayuki Ito during the WBO World Title fight at Osceola Heritage Park on May 25, 2019 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Another complication was the problem with the WBO belt. The pair were close to competing without the belt on the line. However, the situation got resolved as the winner of this fight will have to take on Shakur Stevenson within 90 days. Although, how the latest news affects the belt situation will be another concern.

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What do you make of this news? Do you think the injury came as a blessing in disguise for Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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