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American has experienced the worst of times on the battlefield and at home

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Taking the positive: Jamel Herring has come through some tough fights in and out of the ring

Taking the positive: Jamel Herring has come through some tough fights in and out of the ring

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Carl Frampton is a level above anyone Herring has fought

Carl Frampton is a level above anyone Herring has fought

Herring is aiming to turn back the challenge of Frampton

Herring is aiming to turn back the challenge of Frampton

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Taking the positive: Jamel Herring has come through some tough fights in and out of the ring

The majority of fighters spend their time placing the dangers of the ring to a dark corner of their mind. Jamel Herring is one exception to the rule. PTSD will do that to you.

This Saturday night in Dubai, the former US Marine faces the toughest challenge of his ring career when defending his WBO world super-featherweight title against Carl Frampton but it pales in comparison to the days he served in Iraq.

Forget mind games and hyperbole causing Herring any issues against the Jackal, the 35-year-old is a fighting man ready to lay it all on the line without inhibition.


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