It looks like Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton won’t be taking place on February 27.
Herring is scheduled to put his WBO Junior-Lightweight Title on the line against Frampton in London, England. The title fight is being promoted by MTK Global. The initial date has been pushed back if a new report holds true.
Steve Kim, formerly of ESPN, reports that Herring vs. Frampton has been postponed. Frampton’s hand hasn’t fully recovered, so there is a new targeted date. Here’s what Kim said on Twitter.
Sources tell me that the bout between WBO 130 champion, Jamel Herring, and Carl Frampton will be moved back a month to give Frampton extra time for his hand to heal. March 27 is a date being floated around…. #boxing
— Steve Kim (@SteveKim323) February 16, 2021
“Sources tell me that the bout between WBO 130 champion, Jamel Herring, and Carl Frampton will be moved back a month to give Frampton extra time for his hand to heal. March 27 is a date being floated around….”
Once Herring gets to share the ring with Frampton, he’ll be going for his third WBO Title defense. He’s coming off a disqualification victory over Jonathan Oquendo back in September 2020.
As for Frampton, he’s looking for his third straight victory and another world title. Frampton has already tasted IBF and WBA gold. In his last outing back in August 2020, Frampton defeated Darren Traynor via seventh-round TKO.
While Herring has a partnership with MTK Global, he is also promoted by Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing. Arum explained why Top Rank won’t be promoting Herring for this fight. The issue lies with Shakur Stevenson, who claims he never agreed to Herring vs. Frampton beyond the initial deadline his team set. Stevenson is the mandatory WBO Title challenger.
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