Herring hammers Frampton, retains WBO title

Photo: D4G Promotions

In the most impressive performance of his career, WBO super featherweight champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) dominated, then stopped Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs) in round six on Saturday night at the Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai in Dubai, UAE. Southpaw Herring dropped Frampton with a straight left in round five. Herring then dropped Frampton again with an uppercut in round six, and battered him until Frampton’s corner threw in the towel. Time was 1:40.

After the fight, the 34-year-old Frampton announced his retirement. Herring, 35, called out WBC champ Oscar Valdez.

WBO President Paco Valcarcel tweeted, “Congratulations to our 130 lbs world champion! Now he must face the winner of the Shakur Stevenson-Jeremiah Nakathila bout scheduled for June 12.”

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  • 1st & foremost. Congratulations to Jamel Herring for a wonderful performance, and to Carl Frampton for showing class in defeat.

  • Great win herring-solid world champ. Carl you will always be regarded as one of the best boxers from the island of Ireland. A very successful career and one of my favourite boxers ever

  • That’s the best I’ve ever seen Herring. He kept Frampton at a distance and seemed to be the harder puncher. He was getting a lot of leverage on his shots and Frampton had a hard time getting inside. Herring was focused in every round, which is a departure for him. In previous fights, he would become complacent at times and allow opponents to get the upper hand.

    When Frampton did get inside, Herring would sneak in an uppercut occasionally and was getting the better of the inside fighting. It was a great all-around performance and Frampton was just outmatched and outgunned.

    The only concern I had was the cut on Herring’s right eye. The ref didn’t indicate a headbutt, so if the fight ended because of the cut, it would be a TKO win for Frampton. However, Herring didn’t let the cut bother him and stayed consistent with his attack. An uppercut landed while Frampton was attacking was the beginning of the end. Herring finished the show with some really hard punches on a wobbly Frampton.

    Congratulations to Herring for this splendid performance. A match between him and Valdez would be a good one if he is able to stay at 130 lbs. He has the physical advantages and is a lot better defensively than Berchelt. I look forward to his next match against Valdez or Stevenson.

  • Lousy fight. If that was Herring’s best performance, I’d hate to see his worst!

    • He needs to rematch Oquendo!
      he straight up quit in that fight….

  • Win, lose or draw…long live good U.S. Marines (active or former) who exhibit maximum efforts in athletics and/or in life. Good job, Herring!!

  • So funny that Frampton was talking so much trash and gets destroyed. Not a big Herring fan but Frampton way too small for this weight class.

    • Right, of course he’s too small. Not that Herring looked good.

      • Weight class only four pounds above featherweight-really both lightweights.

        • Frampton was a smallish 122 pounder originally with not much power fighting a guy that is physically much bigger. Frampton was a guy that couldn’t handle moving up in weight

  • Great and impressive win for Herring. The sport needs more of these types of quality performances and good sportsmanship afterwards between the combatants.

  • Frampton should have retired about 2 years ago and he’s never been a 130 pounder. Herring will lose to Valdez. He doesn’t have any power to trouble the improved Mexican.

    • You’re right, Herring looked “good” because Frampton looked bad. Valdez will KO Herring. I say that with complete certainty.

  • Ireland’s finest fighter can hang up the gloves now – Take up gardening You’ve earnt it Carl

  • Carl frampton lost because of basic fundamental mistakes in fighting a southpaw. He continually circled to his right and ducked to his right as if he was fighting another orthodox fighter. It’s too bad he put the pressure of win or retirement on his shoulders, he needs a new trainer and possibly a new team. He could continue his career if he reexamined his technique

  • Unbelievable, something went wrong ,Carl Frampton stopped , nah.

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