WOW! Jamel Herring Destroys Carl Frampton in Round Six to Retain WBO Junior Lightweight Title

Published 04/03/2021, 6:02 PM EDT
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)


The WBO super featherweight title fight lived up to its hype as Jamel Herring showcased a tactical performance to beat Carl Frampton via KO in round six in tonight’s headliner. Despite suffering an eye injury in the early stage, Herring continued showing his prowess and dictated the pace of the fight.

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While Frampton appeared to rush himself, Jamel Herring stalked down his opponent and planted the right shots at the right time. He secured a big knockdown in round five and although Frampton took minor time in getting back up, he already began feeling the heat.

‘Jackal’ managed to pull it off till round six, but was already worn out of his energy. That said, Herring seemed to have sensed the weakness of his rival and kept landing big shots that took down Carl Frampton.

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Although Frampton was trying to regain back his stance again, the referee waved off the contest, awarding a big win to USA’s Jamel Herring.

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Since winning the title in 2019, Herring has now bagged three successful defenses under his name. He is clearly one of the most feared names in the 135 lbs roster and with a win over Frampton on board, ‘Semper Fi’ can rightfully call for the bigger names in the division.

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Carl Frampton could not offer much against Jamel Herring

Carl Frampton had his minor moments in the ring, but it was mostly Herring’s night. From the very first round, the champion seemed focused and didn’t waste his energy in faking jabs. Instead, he took his time before knocking out Frampton.

In the process, Herring also suffered a brutal cut over his eye. It could have been a beneficial factor for Frampton. However, Herring bounced back from the drawback and remained stuck to this game plan.

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He counter-attacked Frampton and applied body shots at the perfect intervals. While the Irish veteran tried to fight it out, he couldn’t offer much from his end and fell prey to the wrong end of a lopsided beat down.

Do you think it was Jamel Herring’s best performance?

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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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