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 struggle 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 in search of the struggle that might earn him the respect he has been desperately looking for. Dealing with a former two-time champion was the treatment.
Herring used his top and attain benefits to maintain Frampton on the top of his jab as he circled away every time the Irish fighter drew shut. It appeared as if Frampton was slowly turning the tide on Herring within the third spherical as he labored the physique and opened a lower over the previous Marine’s proper eye.
Frampton appeared to have cracked the code by utilizing his stress to shut the hole. Sadly, he paid the value for his confidence as he walked proper right into a straight left hand that put him down within the fourth spherical.
He would by no means get well.
Herring cranked up the stress and landed a bevy of energy pictures within the fifth spherical as Frampton desperately sought to seek out his approach again into the struggle. Recognizing that he can be unable to win a boxing match, Frampton tried to show the struggle right into a brawl, however Herring was brimming with confidence and was poised to choose off his attacking opponent.
The top got here when Frampton dipped his head and slammed his face into a superbly timed Herring uppercut. Frampton sank to the canvas and it appeared the struggle was over at that time. In some way, “The Jackal” made it to his ft and swung at Herring on intuition. Herring allowed his reckless opponent to land the fortunate shot after which picked him off with a sequence of energy pictures that ultimately 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.