Jamel Herring Stops Frampton
WBO super featherweight champion Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) stopped former world champion Carl "The Jackal" Frampton (28-3, 16 KOs of Ireland in the sixth round to retain his WBO junior lightweight world title Saturday from Caesars Bluewaters Dubai.
In what was a tough scrap, Herring dropped Frampton twice in the fight once in the fifth and finished him in the sixth, sending Frampton to the canvas a second time
“I’m just honored to share the ring with him, Herring said. "He’s a two-division world champion. He’s done great in the sport of boxing, and it was just an honor.
“It was an emotional rollercoaster just to get here. My last outing was not my best. People doubted me. They called me every name in the book, but even with the cut, I wasn’t going to give up. I wasn’t going to quit, and Carl Frampton is a tremendous champion. I’ve been a fan since day one. It’s tough to see any veteran of the sport go out like that."
Frampton announced his retirement after the fight.
Frampton said, “I said before the fight I’d retire if I lost, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I want to just to dedicate my life to my family now. Boxing has been good to me. It’s also been bad to me, but the last few years with these boys have been the best years of my career. I just want to go home to my beautiful wife and kids, and that’s it.
“I just got beat by the better man. I really struggled to get inside on him.”