Carl Frampton Issues Statement On His Retirement
Carl Frampton has wrapped up his career and left fight fans with a statement.
Frampton challenged Jamel Herring for the WBO Junior-Lightweight Championship this past Saturday, April 3. Frampton made it clear that he would retire after the fight with Herring and he lived up to his word. Frampton ended up falling short in the bout, suffering a TKO loss.
Frampton took to his Twitter account to issue the following statement.
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— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) April 6, 2021
“Only those closest to me know that, win, lose or draw with Jamel Herring, I was planning to retire. I made a promise to myself and to my wife and kids – the most important people in my life – that whatever the result, that was my last one.
“When I look back on my career I have achieved more than I could have ever imagined. Celtic, Commonwealth and European titles, winning my first World Title at home in a purpose-built arena, the sold-out nights defending that title at the Odyssey, unifying a division, defeating a top ten pound for pound guy, winning a title in a second division against the odds, Ring magazine Fighter of the Year, MBE, and fulfilling a dream by fighting and winning in front of a packed Windsor Park.
“For me though, my biggest career achievement has been my fan base and support. I can’t express how thankful I am to the army of fans who made those nights in the Odyssey so atmospheric, the 16,000 that saw me win my first title at home on that special night, the 15,000 who traveled to Manchester the night we took over and I unified, and the thousands that traveled to the States to watch me fight a great champion in Leo Santa Cruz. ”
Frampton also expressed gratitude to his supporters, his wife, and children as well as his parents. Frampton made his pro debut back in June 2009. In his career, he’s captured the IBF and WBA (Super) Super-Bantamweight Titles as well as the interim WBO Featherweight Championship.