By Matt Lieberman: In shocking victory, WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) ended the career for former two-division world champion Carl Frampton (28-3, 16 KOs) in stopping him in the sixth round on Saturday night at the Caesars Palace in Dubai, UAE.
Herring, 35, knocked a tired and hurt 34-year-old Frampton down in the fifth and sixth rounds with big shots. The coup de grace came after the Ex-Marine Herring landed a peach of an uppercut that put Frampton down on the canvas.
After Frampton got back up, he was met with withering fire from ‘Semper Fi’ Herring, resulting in the Irish fighter’s corner throwing in the towel of surrender. The time of the stoppage was at 1:40 of round six.
Frampton announces retirement
Afterward, Frampton revealed that he’s retiring from boxing, which is something that he had promised to do if he lost.
He had been hoping to capture his third division world title so that he could become the first Irish fighter to accomplish that feat, but it wasn’t to be.
Frampton, 5’5″, was too small to handle the huge 5’10” Herring, who looked like a rehydrated 140-pounder after he weighed in on Friday.
Herring looked as big as the light welterweights, and there was no way the tiny Frampton was going to be able to deal with his tremendous size advantage.
For the fans that don’t know, Frampton started his career out at super bantamweight , and he had no business fighting at super featherweight .
Jamell Herring wants Oscar Valdez next
As for Herring, he revealed after the fight that he wants to take on WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (29-0, 23 KOs) in a unification fight. Both fighters are with Top Rank, so it should be an easy one to make.
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- Unbeaten lightweight prospect Keyshawn Davis (2-0, 2 KOs) defeated Richman Ashelley (10-2, 9 KOs) by a fourth-round stoppage. Ashelley didn’t come out for the fifth.
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- Junior middleweight prospect Tursynbay Kulakhmet (3-0, 2 KOs) stopped Heber Rondon (20-1, 13 KOs) in the first round after dropping him twice.