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We'll fight when coronavirus madness has passed: Carl Frampton on his confirmed bout with Jamel Herring

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Fight on: Carl Frampton will face Jamel Herring but the details of when and where are as yet uncertain.

Fight on: Carl Frampton will face Jamel Herring but the details of when and where are as yet uncertain.

Fight on: Carl Frampton will face Jamel Herring but the details of when and where are as yet uncertain.

Carl Frampton's fight against Jamel Herring has been confirmed but the Belfast boxer says it will only take place when the 'coronavirus madness' had subsided.

The bout had been expected to be announced for June 13, taking centre stage at either Windsor Park or Belfast's SSE Arena.

However, while the world title fight itself has been confirmed, the venue, and now once again the date, are up in the air.

“I’m delighted to be fighting in my city and hopefully once the coronavirus madness has all passed, we can get it sealed and have the fight," said Frampton.

“It’s good to have a small bit of good news with this fight being agreed but there are more important things than boxing. People’s health is more important than me and Herring having a fight so it’s important we do this right.”

Frampton and Herring will go head to head in the USA fighter's second defence of the WBO World Super Featherweight title.

It gives Frampton the opportunity to become a world champion for the first time since he lost to Leo Santa Cruz in 2017.  If we could land the win, the Jackal would be the first Irish boxer to lift world titles in three weight divisions.

“This is huge," he said. "To be the challenger fighting for a world title at home is just great. When it was first talked about and hinted at after I’d beaten Tyler McCreary in my last fight, I didn’t imagine it would be in Belfast."

Belfast Telegraph