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Frampton to challenge for title in Belfast blockbuster



Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton

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Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton is pencilled in to challenge WBO World super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring on June 13 in Belfast.

Frampton has said that the fight with Herring is "90 % done" and it is understood that everything is in place for the bout to go ahead, with Windsor Park the expected venue for a night when the Northern Ireland hero would be bidding to become a three-weight world champion.

Indeed, an official announcement for the mouth-watering clash could be made some time next week.

Frampton sealed his shot at Herring with a solid victory over American Tyler McCreary in Las Vegas in November but suffered two broken hands, requiring surgery on both just before Christmas.

The Jackal, who turns 33 in a fortnight's time, is hoping that he can shortly start punching again having had to give his hands plenty of time to heal.

A former World super-bantamweight and featherweight champion, Frampton will be aiming to become the first Irish boxer to win titles in three different divisions when he tangles with Herring.

Meanwhile, unbeaten Coalisland man Feargal McCrory has been given a slot on the undercard of Michael Conlan's clash with Colombian Belmar Preciado at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick's night.

Belfast Telegraph