Carl Frampton Says Shakur Stevenson Fight In Belfast Could Be His Final Bout
Carl Frampton believes a showdown with Shakur Stevenson in Belfast could be the perfect send-off.
Frampton is set to challenge Jamel Herring for the WBO Junior-Lightweight Title. The championship bout will take place in London and is being promoted by MTK Global. While Frampton has won championship gold in the past, this will be his first crack at a world junior-lightweight title.
It’s no secret that Frampton is getting closer to the end of his pro boxing career. In fact, if Frampton defeats Herring to capture the WBO gold, then he sees a showdown with Stevenson in Belfast as the perfect ending to his run.
Here’s what Frampton said on the Inside Fighting podcast (via BoxingScene.com).
“I have it on good authority that Shakur Stevenson would come to Belfast to fight me if I do beat Jamel. That’s a huge fight. That could be the sign-off – imagine beating Shakur Stevenson in Belfast.
“The chance for me to box in Belfast again in front of a big crowd is very appealing to me. Me and Shakur potentially at Windsor Park after Jamel Herring. But I’m not looking too far ahead, it’s one fight at a time, I need to beat Jamel Herring first.”
As Frampton mentioned, he must first focus on the task at hand. Herring is riding a six-fight winning streak. He has two successful title defenses. Those wins came against Jonathan Oquendo and Lamont Roach Jr.