Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton: Undercard Analysis and Prediction

Published 03/30/2021, 7:00 PM EDT


Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton seem ready to go after each other for the former’s WBO 130 lbs strap in a blockbuster fight card on April 3 at the Caesars Palace in Dubai. The prime super featherweight punchers are clearly the main attraction of the event, citing an intriguing battle between each other.

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However, the main-event will come after several more title fights and interesting clashes. The seven matchup fight card will see four title fights and three non-title bouts. That said, hardcore fight fans cannot afford to miss out on a single fight.

The event will be aired live on the YouTube channel of IFL TV, and in the USA, ESPN will telecast the fight live. Here’s a look at the undercard predictions of the event.

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Zhankosh Turarov vs Tyrone McKenna (WBO Intercontinental super lightweight championship)

Coming off from a loss against Ohara Davies, McKenna will fight an undefeated prodigy in Turarov. However, McKenna will have a 2” height advantage against 5’9” tall Turarov.

That said, a southpaw in McKenna can trouble an orthodox in Turarov for all the obvious reasons. However, Turarov is a hard-hitter and has attained 17 of his 24 wins via KO. Meanwhile, McKenna has only 6 K0s in 21 wins. So, Turarov can close the show with one bad shot.

Prediction: Zhankosh Turarov knocks out Tyrone McKenna (fourth round)

Donnie Nietes vs Pablo Carrillo (WBO International super flyweight championship)

A veteran Donnie Nietes seems to be the favorite against Pablo Carrillo for their upcoming bout. Boasting a record of 42 wins, 1 loss, and 5 draws, Nietes is an underrated elite. While the flyweight championship will be on the line, fans can expect him to bring up an even treacherous form ahead.

Meanwhile, Carrillo will have a massive opportunity to advance himself in the title ride, and a win over Nietes will clearly do that. He has all the tools to bag the win in his arsenal. But considering the shortage in experience before Nietes, Carrillo can have a tough time.

Prediction: Donnie Nietes beats Pablo Carrillo via decision.

Tursynbay Kulakhmet vs Hever Rondon (WBC International super-welterweight championship)

Both the boxers are undefeated at this stage, but the numbers are vastly different. Kulakhmet, 2-0 as a pro, will have a chance to become a champion as he will face Rondon, 20-0. The matchup will be stylistically alike for both men as they are southpaws.

Meanwhile, it can also have a unique fighting spirit, putting an experienced fighter against a youngster. Additionally, both the boxer appears comfortable in going to the distance. So, it can be a close-fight.

Prediction:- Hever Rondon beats Tursynbay Kulakhmet via decision.

Faizan Anwar vs Evgenni Vazem

Anwar, 5-0, will put his unbeaten record on the line against Vazem, who boasts more losses than wins in his career. 9-12 as a pro, Vazem is on the brink of becoming a gatekeeper in the sport, paving the path for youngsters to enter the major league.

However, he can turn the table by beating Faizan Anwar. However, the Indian boxer has begun his pro career on a high note, and considering his prowess, he can stage the sixth win of his career.

Prediction: Faizan Anwar beats Evgenni Vazem via KO (first round)

Keyshawn Davis vs Richman Ashelley

Another lucrative fight between the youngsters where both will try to advance their alluring pro records. Davis, 1-0, will try to make it 2-0 by stepping up against Ashelley, who is 9-1 as a pro. Boxing fans are yet to know much about them. However, Ashelley has already made a name for himself in the ring.

Meanwhile, Davis can be the second man to beat him. All these factors line up an exciting battle for them and fight fans can relish the challenge rightfully.

Prediction:- Keyshawn Davis beats Richman Ashelley via decision

Fahad Al Bloushi vs Suraj

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Another Indian prodigy in Suraj will stage his debut against Fahad Al Bloushi soon. Bloushi,3-1, as a pro, is also on the right path of his career.

Although he has faced a minor setback at the early stage, he can write it off by continuing his dominance in the sport. Meanwhile, the boxing community is still unaware of Suraj’s power and he can shock the world at any point.

Prediction: Suraj beats Fahad Al Bloushi via decision 

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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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