Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton taking place? Caesars Palace Bluewaters, Dubai

When is Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton on and what time does it start? Saturday 3rd April, 2021 – 22:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton? Visit this link for the latest ticket information

What channel is Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton on? Channel 5

Where can I stream Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton? This event will be streamed live online via the My5 app

THE LOWDOWN

WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring (22-2, 10KOs) is making his third title defence having claimed the title from Masayuki Ito in May 2019. The American fighter last fought in September 2020 when he defeated Jonathan Oquendo - the Puerto Rican fighter was disqualified at the end of the 8th round due to repeated intentional headbutts. That was his sixth win in a row since he suffered the second defeat of his career in August 2017 against Ladarius Miller.

Carl Frampton (28-2, 16KOs) will make history by becoming the first Irish boxer to become a three-weight world champion should he successfully claim the WBO world super-featherweight title in this bout. Although the Northern Irish star has won two consecutive fights since he lost against Josh Warrington in December 2018, he has suffered with some hand injury problems since the summer of 2019. The Jackal fractured his hand after an ornament fell on it back in August 2019 and then four months later he had surgery on both hands following his win over Tyler McCreary. Frampton insists that the hand problems which caused this fight to be postponed from the original date in February are unrelated but there will still be some question marks on whether those past injury issues will be a factor.

THE PREDICTION

Carl Frampton may not be at the peak of his powers anymore but he still has the burning desire to succeed and he is determined to become the first Irish boxer to win a world title in three different weight classes. The task ahead for the Belfast man is very difficult, however, as he is up against a very tricky southpaw who also has a significant advantage in terms of height and reach - Herring is five inches taller and his reach is seven inches longer. The Jackal is experienced enough of course to know how to counter these factors, so it promises to be a fascinating tussle and one which seems set to last the full 12 rounds. The value here looks to be a bet on the fight to go the distance.

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