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Carl Frampton

Magnitude of opportunity I have in Jamel Herring fight is hitting home and I'm determined to deliver another world title for my family and coaches

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Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton will go head to head for the WBO World Super Featherweight title

Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton will go head to head for the WBO World Super Featherweight title

Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton will go head to head for the WBO World Super Featherweight title

After hearing the news that I would be fighting world super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring, I took a moment to ponder just what that meant - and it gave me goosebumps.

For some time I have said that to face Herring for the chance to become the first Irish boxer to be a three-weight world champion would be very special but then it dawned on me that apart from that I would be only the fourth fighter in the history of British boxing to be a three-weight champion and then when you look down the list of global boxers who have enjoyed that achievement, it's mind blowing.

A win over Herring would allow me to join a list of fighters that includes such legends as Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao among others and the other British fighters to have won titles at three different weights are Bob Fitzsimmons, Duke McKenzie and Ricky Burns.