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Jamel Herring

World junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring has had to put his second title defence on ice after being hit by the coronavirus.

Herring was set to put his WBO belt on the line against Puerto Rican Jonathan Oquendo-Arnaldi on July 2 before then looking ahead to a battle with Northern Ireland hero Carl Frampton.

Former World featherweight champion Frampton is currently training in Manchester as he waits for an opponent and date for his return to the ring. The Belfast man will be back in action at the end of July or early August.

American Herring is still hoping to face Oquendo-Arnaldi before he tangles with Frampton, though having now contracted COVID-19 it could easily mean a further delay to their highly anticipated clash.

Herring tweeted: "Last week, I tested positive for COVID-19. That's the bad news. The good news however is, I feel ok and have self-isolated until I receive a clean bill of health. My WBO junior lightweight world title defense against Jonathan Oquendo will be rescheduled shortly."

Belfast Telegraph