Jamel Herring retained his WBO junior light-weight title with a scintillating sixth-round stoppage of Carl Frampton at The Rotunda Caesars Palace Bluewaters in Dubai on Saturday.
Frampton said earlier than the battle that he would retire from the game if he was unable to take the title from the 35-year-old Herring, and Frampton did precisely that after his loss.
The 5-10 Herring had been searching for the battle that may earn him the respect he has been desperately searching for. Facing a former two-time champion was the treatment.
Herring used his peak and attain benefits to preserve Frampton on the top of his jab as he circled away each time the Irish fighter drew shut. It regarded as if Frampton was slowly turning the tide on Herring within the third spherical as he labored the physique and opened a reduce over the previous Marine’s proper eye.
Frampton appeared to have cracked the code through the use of his stress to shut the hole. Unfortunately, he paid the worth for his confidence as he walked proper into a straight left hand that put him down within the fourth spherical.
He would by no means get better.
Herring cranked up the stress and landed a bevy of energy pictures within the fifth spherical as Frampton desperately sought to discover his approach again into the battle. Recognizing that he can be unable to win a boxing match, Frampton tried to flip the battle into a brawl, however Herring was brimming with confidence and was poised to choose off his attacking opponent.
The finish got here when Frampton dipped his head and slammed his face into a wonderfully timed Herring uppercut. Frampton sank to the canvas and it appeared the battle was over at that time. Somehow, “The Jackal” made it to his toes and swung at Herring on intuition. Herring allowed his reckless opponent to land the fortunate shot after which picked him off with a collection of energy pictures that finally had Frampton’s nook falling by the wayside at 1:40 of the sixth.
Herring teased a transfer up in weight class afterward, however he’s additionally intrigued by the thought of a unification bout with WBC junior light-weight champion Oscar Valdez.