Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring, at 35 years of age, authored the signature win of his profession. Herring dominated after which stopped Carl “The Jackal” Frampton within the sixth spherical to retain his WBO junior light-weight world title Saturday from Caesars Bluewaters Dubai.
Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) dropped Frampton twice within the struggle, the second coming within the sixth spherical courtesy of a brutal uppercut. A follow-up assault prompted Frampton’s nook to throw within the towel, ending what had been an entertaining, cellphone sales space affair.
“I’m simply honored to share the ring with him, Herring stated. “He’s a two-division world champion. He’s performed nice within the sport of boxing, and it was simply an honor.
“It was an emotional rollercoaster simply to get right here. My final outing was not my greatest. Folks doubted me. They known as me each title within the e-book, however even with the minimize, I wasn’t going to surrender. I wasn’t going to stop, and Carl Frampton is an amazing champion. I’ve been a fan since day one. It’s powerful to see any veteran of the game exit like that.”
Frampton (28-3, 16 KOs), from Belfast, was trying to change into the primary man from the island of Eire to win world titles in three weight lessons. Having fallen wanting that aim, the 34-year-old elected to retire.
Frampton stated, “I stated earlier than the struggle I’d retire if I misplaced, and that’s precisely what I’m going to do. I need to simply to dedicate my life to my household now. Boxing has been good to me. It’s additionally been unhealthy to me, however the previous few years with these boys have been the most effective years of my profession. I simply need to go residence to my stunning spouse and children, and that’s it.
“I simply obtained beat by the higher man. I actually struggled to get inside on him.”