Jamel Herring’s Team Isn’t Buying Carl Frampton’s Hand Injury
Jamel Herring’s team is not convinced that Carl Frampton has a legit hand injury.
Herring was scheduled to put his WBO Junior-Lightweight Title on the line against Frampton on February 27. The bout has been postponed so that Frampton can have more time to recover. A new targeted date is reportedly March 27.
Herring told BoxingScene.com that he and MTK Global weren’t given the details on Frampton’s hand issues and simply heard rumors.
“I actually was hearing about this, honestly, for the last two, three days, the rumors. MTK was frustrated because (promoter) Frank Warren’s side hasn’t been keeping us in the loop about much. We were still literally last week trying to get plane tickets to go over to the UK.”
Herring’s trainer and manager, Brian McIntyre was livid over the situation and expressed his belief that Frampton’s hand injury isn’t legit.
“I think it’s some bull—-. All of a sudden, (Frampton) hurt his hand? Yeah, right. We didn’t even receive flights or anything before we were supposed to leave and then we got no flights and all of a sudden he hurt his hand? Get the f— out of here. I don’t know what they’re doing over there.
“Last week, I asked (Top Rank chief operating officer) Brad Jacobs if (ESPN) was going to pick up the fight and he just said straight out, ‘No. I’m not trying to be cute or anything but we’re not.’ I was like, ‘OK.’”
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