Carl Frampton stays true to his word and RETIRES after failing to become Ireland’s first three-weight world champion as he suffers a crushing loss against Jamel Herring in Dubai
- Carl Frampton has announced that he will quit boxing after a defeat in Dubai
- 34-year-old Jackal offered to make history as a three-weight world champion
- However, former US Navy Jamel Herring had other ideas on Saturday night
- Haring hit the Northern Irishman to the ground twice before throwing in the towel
Carl Frampton called the time for his sensational boxing career after Jamel Herring crushed his dream of becoming a three-weight world champion in the Middle East.
Frampton pledged to bolster his legacy in Dubai, the jackal who wanted to become the island of Ireland’s first boxer to become a three-weight world champion.
But the former US Marine Herring put on a flawless display to end the 34-year-old’s sixth-round hopes in this WBO super featherweight title bid.
Carl Frampton has announced that he will quit boxing after defeating Jamel Herring
The 34-year-old volunteered to make history and become a three-weight world champion
Frampton dedicated the fight to former trainer Billy McKee, who passed away this year before taking the time to pursue his career. “I’m deeply upset,” said Frampton. ‘I said I would retire if I lost this fight and that’s what I’ll do.
‘My wife and children made so many sacrifices and I missed them so much. I now want to dedicate my life to them. His partner Christine tweeted shortly after the fight: ‘I wanted him out a long time ago. Thanks everyone. We love you all. ‘
In his last words as a boxer, Frampton showed his sportsmanship, adding, ‘I got hit by the better man, I struggled to get into him.
However, the former US Marine Herring proved too much of a challenge for The Jackal in Dubai
The 34-year-old was unable to close the gap on Herring without being caught by his rival
Frampton was down fifth before getting grounded in sixth when his team threw in the towel
‘Perfect game plan. No excuses. I had a great camp, just got hit by the better man tonight. ‘
And so he was. Frampton struggled to find his rhythm in the opening rounds when 35-year-old Herring, a lean left-hander, set a good pace and knocked him out.
With trainer Jamie Moore spurring him on, Frampton found some joy in the fourth round, pushing the herring into the ropes and causing a cut on the American’s eyelid that gave the jackal much-needed encouragement. Frampton’s pressing tactics, however, played into the sharp hands of Herring, who caught him coming in with a left cross in the fifth to knock him down.
It was all but over in the sixth after Herring landed a massive left uppercut to drop Frampton again. The fight was allowed to continue after the eighth count but his corner ended up throwing in the towel with the veteran under fire.
Herring said, “I am honored to share the ring with him. He has proven great for the sport. God bless him in everything he does from now on. ‘
I wanted to get rid of him a long time ago. Thank you all ❤ we love you all
– Christine Frampton (@XtineDorrian) April 3, 2021
Frampton vowed to retire in defeat and kept that promise after his failed title bid