This weekend Carl Frampton bids to become a 3 weight world champion, a first from an Irishman. The Jackal has gotten himself back into position in his bid to reign supreme again as he takes on American, Jamel Herring for the WBO Junior Lightweight World Championship.
Carl Frampton was in a bullish mood when he was interviewed in Dubai this week by Umar at IFL TV, stating he is playing the fight out in his head and there is no version whereby he doesn’t win. That being said, he admitted that if he does lose he will hang up his gloves. Frampton stating the reason being that he only wants to be in big fights and doesn’t want to spend more time getting back into the elite positions in the division.
He has since played down the comment as a sign of lack of confidence and that he fully expects to triumph against Herring. Rather, he is just being honest and in fact, fully expects whoever loses to retire. Something Herring 35, skirted around when asked about it during the press conference this week.
Is Herring struggling to make weight for the Frampton fight?
Frampton expressed his surprise that Herring had only made it into Dubai at the weekend when considering the vast time difference with the USA. The Jackal has been in Dubai a number of weeks now and fully adjusted to the timezone. During his interview, Carl highlighted that Jamel had been in the gym most days and evenings since arriving making one wonder if the weight could be an issue? We will see on Friday.
In the UK you can see Frampton vs Herring live on Channel 5 starting at 10pm BST.