The boxing world pays its respects to Carl Frampton after his retirement after the loss of Jamel Herring
You ducked no-one ‘: World of boxing pays tribute to Carl Frampton after retirement after losing to Jamel Herring … as Eddie Hearn, Michael Buffer and Andre Ward pay tribute to’ The Jackal ‘
- Carl Frampton was stopped in the sixth round by Jamel Herring in Dubai
- Boxing hero Frank Bruno praised Frampton and wished him a happy retirement
- Herring admitted Saturday’s win over Frampton was the biggest of his career
- Joe Calzaghe and Anthony Crolla also paid tribute to the 34-year-old
The boxing world has paid tribute to Carl Frampton after taking time out for his career following Saturday’s devastating loss to Jamel Herring in Dubai.
The Belfast native saw his bid to become Ireland’s first three-weight world champion come to an end when his corner kick threw in the towel in the sixth round of the WBO super-featherweight bout.
Frampton, who said in the run-up to the fight that he would retire if he lost, was twice hit to the canvas by Herring who was in charge of the entire match.
Carl Frampton called time for his career after being stopped by Jamel Herring in Dubai
Frampton was down fifth before getting grounded in sixth when his team threw in the towel
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. ‘
The boxing world took to social media to praise the ‘Jackal’ after his announcement.
Former heavyweight champion Frank Bruno led the tribute by wishing Frampton a happy retirement.
Frampton was stylish in defeat after the fight admitted, ‘I got hit by the better man, I struggled to get into him.
‘Perfect game plan. No excuses. I had a great camp, just got hit by the better man tonight. ‘
Herring was also among those who paid tribute to the Belfast fighter, admitting that the win was the biggest of his career.
And former super middleweight world champion Andre Ward praised Frampton for having ‘avoided’ anyone in these 12 years as a professional.