Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

20.15 12 Jan 2021


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Carl Frampton will have the opportunity to become a three-weight world champion next month. 

The Belfast fighter will challenge Jamel Herring for the WBO Super Featherweight title in London on February 27th.

The fight will be televised live by BT Sport.

Frampton's previously held titles at super-bantamweight and at featherweight level.

"I’m delighted to finally get a date nailed down for this fight that has now been talked about for over a year," the 33-year old said.

"I have the upmost respect for Jamel as a fighter and as a man but there is nobody stopping me on becoming the island of Irelands only ever 3 weight world champ, one of Britain’s only ever 3 weight world champions and potentially have one foot in the hall of fame."

Herring is a veteran of 24 professional fights, with ten of his victories coming via knock-out.

The 35-year old's most recent defeat came with a unanimous decision loss to Laradius Miller in Las Vegas in the summer of 2017.

Herring has been full of admiration for his February opponent, saying, "I’m really excited that the fight is finally happening, more importantly it’ll be an honor to share the ring with a true warrior, and class act such as Carl Frampton.

"It may be the biggest fight of my career to date, but I’ll be more than ready for the task ahead.

"There’s a lot on the line, and I know he’s aiming to make history, but he’ll have to wait another day, because I plan on returning home with my title in hand.

"I’ve been training very hard for this fight, and went back to what got me to my world title from sparring the likes of Terence Crawford and other top talent across the nation. I can’t wait to put on a great show!”

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