Carl Frampton wants Jamel Herring fight in March
By Kenneth Friedman: Carl “The Jackal” Frampton has set his sights on a fight against WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring for St. Patrick’s Day in New York on March 17, according to @SundayLifeSport.
Herring vs. Frampton is a fight that will be easy to make, given that both guys are with Top Rank Boxing. However, Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) still needs to win his next fight first before he can look towards a title shot against 34-year-old Herring (21-2, 10 for early 2020.
Frampton eager to become three-division champion
“It would give me the chance to become a three-weight world champion – the first Irish fighter to achieve such a feat,” said Frampton to SundayLifeSport.
It’ll be a tough fight for Frampton to take on a tough fighter like Herring, but it’s a winnable match for him. If Frampton were to take on the likes of WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt, he would likely have problems.
Out of the five champions in the watered down 130-lb weight division, Herring might be the most beatable.
Frampton will need to move up one division to make the fight with Herring, but it’s only four pounds. He’s currently fighting at 126, and he’s outgrown the division.
Carl Frampton faces McCreary on Nov.30 in Las Vegas
Former two division world champion Frampton, 32, is in action against Tyler McCreary (16-0-1, 7 KOs) on November 30 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas. The Frampton vs. McCreary fight will be taking place at a 128 pound catchweight. The two fighters are the chief support for the Oscar Valdez vs. Andrés “Jaguarcito” Gutiérrez card LIVE on ESPN+.
Frampton should win this fight without any problems, but at this point there are no easy fights for him. The easy fights stopped for Frampton after he moved up from super bantamweight to featherweight. He was 4-2 at featherweight.
His two losses came against Leo Santa Cruz and Josh Warrington. A lot of boxing fans believe Frampton deserved to lose his first fight against Santa Cruz in July 2016. That match took place in front of a large pro-Frampton crowd in New York, and it was like he was fighting in the UK.
Frampton had a lot of his boxing fans from around the New York area there to support him Santa Cruz, although the American, didn’t have a lot of fans. Santa Cruz fought well enough to win, but came up empty.
Ring-rust could be problem for Frampton
‘The Jackal’ Frampton has been out of action for 11 months since his 12 round unanimous decision decision to IBF 126-lb champion Josh Warrington on December 22 in Manchester, England. That was a disappointing loss for Frampton, because he didn’t have the engine to keep up with the fast pace the younger 29-year-old Warrington set.
It’s a fight that Frampton might have won if it had taken place a few years earlier when he was still strong at the weight. But by the time Frampton met up with Warrington, it had become too much of a struggle to make 126. Frampton made weight for the fight, but he drained and not at full strength.