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Frampton is relishing his historic date with destiny

Jackal confident of becoming three-weight king in February battle with Herring


Boxer Carl Frampton

Boxer Carl Frampton

Boxer Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton insists he is ready to make history when he challenges world super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring on Saturday, February 27 in London.

Having won world titles at super-bantamweight and featherweight, Frampton has the opportunity to become the only man from the Emerald Isle to win belts in three divisions when he tangles with WBO title holder Herring.

Due to the pandemic, the fight has been delayed since last May. But, 24 hours after the British Boxing Board of Control confirmed that their ban on shows would be lifted next month, promoter Frank Warren announced one of the biggest nights of Frampton's career.

Frampton said: "I'm delighted to finally get a date nailed down for this fight that has now been talked about for over a year. I have full confidence that I will beat this guy. I feel this is meant to be.

"It's a huge fight and gives me the chance to become the island of Ireland's only three-weight world champion and one of only a few British fighters to do it and I will have beaten champions to do it - at super-bantamweight, featherweight and now I will beat a champion to become a super-featherweight champion.

"I have the utmost respect for Jamel as a fighter and as a man but I will do whatever it takes to have my hand raised at the end of the fight."

Champion Herring admitted he is disappointed that the fight has to be held behind closed doors as he had hoped to experience the usual passionate support backing Frampton but the spike in coronavirus has ruled out a crowd.

Herring said: "There's a lot on the line, and I know he's aiming to make history, but he'll have to wait for another day because I plan on returning home with my title in hand.

"I've been training very hard for this fight. I can't wait to put on a great show."

Belfast Telegraph