Is There An Update On A Potential Fight Between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton?
If all goes according to plan, we could end up seeing two top junior-lightweights clashing before 2020 comes to an end.
Top Rank’s Bob Arum would end up stating during a media call that Carl Frampton and Jamel Herring will face off against one another by November. This is all depending on if both fighters can win their upcoming bouts.
“Jamel Herring will be defending his title versus Oquendo. Finally, he will get that off after it was twice postponed because of this coronavirus,” Arum stated, via Boxing Scene. “That fight will happen September 5. If Jamel is successful and if Carl is successful on Saturday, I have a date picked out in November where they will fight for the title.
Making his professional debut in 2012, Herring (21-2) is currently on a five-fight win streak, winning the WBO Junior-Lightweight Title against Masayuki Ito in May 2019. He defended it in November, beating Lamont Roach Jr. via unanimous decision. Herring was supposed to face Oquendo (31-6) on July 2 before initially testing positive for the coronavirus. Stating he was only 90% ready to go before the rebooked fight on July 14, the former Marine tested positive for a second time.
The former IBF and WBA Super-Bantamweight and interim WBO Featherweight Champion in Frampton last fought in November, beating Tyler McCreary via unanimous decision. Making his debut in 2009, Frampton is 4-2 in his last six fights.
Herring and Frampton were rumored to compete in early June, but plans were nixed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.