Carl Frampton Discusses Hand Injury That Forced Jamel Herring Bout To Be Delayed

Carl Frampton has issued a statement on his title bout with Jamel Herring being postponed.

Frampton was initially set to challenge Herring for the WBO Junior-Lightweight Championship on February 27. The bout would’ve headlined a card co-promoted by MTK Global and Queensberry Promotions. Plans changed when Frampton needed more time to recover from a hand injury.

There is no official rescheduled date but it has been reported that March 27 is a possibility. In an official press release from Queensberry Promotions, Frampton discussed his hand injury.

“It is just a bit of a twinge to my hand, nothing too serious but I have seen a specialist and his advice was to rest it. So I asked about the possibility of a postponement to the fight and it was agreed to. It gives me a better chance because I will be going into the fight with two good hands after taking the advice from the specialist. It is nothing major though and there is no fracture. I did go into a fight with a hand injury against Tyler McCreary and ended up requiring surgery afterwards on both hands.

“No disrespect to Tyler, but Jamel Herring is a world champion and at a higher level so I need to be at my best. That is what I intend to be. I haven’t been able to spar or hit the heavy bags for a while. From next week I have been given the go-ahead to start doing that again. I have still been training, doing loads of running, shadow boxing, and hitting the paddles as well, which kind of replicates the pads, but I have not hit anything solid for the last two weeks.

“It wouldn’t have sat right with me to pull out if people had spent their hard-earned money on tickets and travel, but this is completely different and I just want to give myself the best opportunity to win and that is it. I would like to thank Frank and Bob for making this possible, plus Jamel as well for his understanding. It is something that just happens in boxing and I am thankful we have been able to postpone it.”

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