Frank Warren Responds To Backlash From Jamel Herring’s Team
Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions has issued a statement on Jamel Herring’s team claiming there was a lack of communication on his side regarding Carl Frampton’s injury.
Herring was scheduled to put his WBO Junior-Lightweight Title on the line against Frampton on February 27. The title fight would’ve headlined a card co-promoted by MTK Global and Queensberry Promotions. That plan went awry when it was revealed that Frampton needed more time to recover from a hand injury.
Herring stated that all he heard were rumors about the postponement but he never received an official word from Warren. Herring’s trainer and manager, Brian McIntyre, took things a step further and questioned the validity of Frampton’s injury.
Warren issued a statement responding to team Herring’s disgruntlement.
“The fight was good to go and then Carl got an injury. As for Herring and his trainer saying they were hearing rumors and were not kept in the loop, we don’t deal directly with the fighter or his trainer, we deal with their representatives, who, in this case, is MTK and they had full knowledge of the situation. Regarding not receiving airline tickets or details, our office was in touch with MTK on this via email 2 weeks ago and as far as we were concerned, it was all in hand.
“We had no problem staging the fight, no issues with Top Rank. All parties were aware of their financial obligations and had agreed to them. I don’t want to get into a slanging match with anyone, but the fact is the fight was all set, everything was in place and then Carl got an injury, which we could do nothing about.”
Reports have surfaced claiming that Herring vs. Frampton is being pushed back to June and that MTK will be representing both fighters. FIGHT SPORTS will keep you posted when there’s an official word on the status of the matchup.