Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton being moved to Dubai in the spring

By Boxing News - 02/17/2021 - Comments

By Scott Gilfoid: Jamel Herring’s postponed title defense against Carl Frampton is being moved from February 27th to sometime in the spring in Dubai, UAE. Hopefully, this is the last time the fight is moved.

Mike Coppinger is reporting the new venue for the Herring-Frampton clash, which had been scheduled to take place at the CopperBox in London, will be in Dubai.

Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs) said he felt a twinge on one of his hands, which led to the match being postponed.

This is the third time for the Herring vs. Frampton fight to be moved to a new date and venue.

Many boxing fans want closure on this fight, as it’s something that won’t go away. People want to see the winner take on Shakur Stevenson would be a passing of the baton.

The postponement of the February 27th fight was Frampton suffering a hand problem, or at least that’s what is being said.

Image: Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton being moved to Dubai in the spring

It’s unclear why the fight is being moved from London all the way to Dubai. Some boxing fans believe the money wasn’t there to stage the London fight, so they’re moving it to Dubai.

If that’s the case, it sure was convenient that Frampton suffered a hand injury.

Well, when the Herring-Frampton fight does eventually get scheduled and takes place, it’ll be Herring’s third defense of his WBO 130-lb title for his belt that he won in

Herring (22-2, 10 KOs) is the only champion at 130 that the 33-year-old Frampton has a shot at beating. If Carl wins, he’ll be facing Shakur Stevenson next in a fight that could take place in Northern Ireland. Stevenson says he wants to retire Frampton

Here’s a comment from Frampton about his injury:

“It is just a bit of a twinge to my hand, nothing too serious, but I have seen a specialist, and his advice was to rest it. So I asked about the possibility of a postponement to the fight and it was agreed to.

“It gives me a better chance because I will be going into the fight with two good hands after taking the advice from the specialist. It is nothing major, though, and there is no fracture.”

Image: Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton being moved to Dubai in the spring

This isn’t the first time that Frampton has had hand issues. He suffered a broken hand in 2019 at a hotel when a pillar fell on it. Later in the same year, Frampton broke both hands in his win over Tyler McCreary, and now this with another problem.

Carl is getting up there in age at 33, and he may not have enough left to beat the 35-year-old Herring. Even though Herring is the most flawed of the champions at 130, he still has the size advantage over Frampton, and he’s not breaking down like he is.