Herring-Frampton Made Official For April
Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring’s WBO junior light-weight world title protection in opposition to Belfast’s former two-weight world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton — Saturday, April 3 from Caesars Bluewaters Dubai — will stream reside and solely in america on ESPN+.
Herring-Frampton will headline a two-bout broadcast starting at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Within the 10-round junior welterweight co-feature, undefeated Kazakh star Zhankosh Turarov will combat Belfast native Tyrone McKenna.
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Undercard motion will stream reside on ESPN+ at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
“This can be a combat that’s been within the works for a really very long time, and I anticipate each Jamel and Carl to be at their finest,” stated High Rank chairman Bob Arum. “It’s an excellent matchup, and I’m happy that followers in america can watch it reside on ESPN+.”
Herring (22-2, 10 KOs) has made two defenses of the title he gained from Masayuki Ito in Could 2019, most just lately defeating Puerto Rican challenger Jonathan Oquendo through disqualification final September on the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble. He was initially scheduled to face Frampton final summer time in Belfast, however COVID-19 intervened. Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs), who gained world titles at junior featherweight and featherweight, hopes to make historical past because the island of Eire’s first three-division world champion. He has gained two straight bouts since dropping a unanimous resolution to Josh Warrington in December 2018 for the IBF featherweight world title. In his lone ring look of 2020, Frampton knocked out late substitute foe Darren Traynor within the seventh spherical.
Undercard motion streaming on ESPN+ contains:
Former four-weight world champion Donnie Nietes (42-1-5, 23 KOs) returns to motion after greater than two years away from the ring and can combat an opponent to be named in a 10-rounder at junior bantamweight. Nietes, from the Philippines, is considered one of 4 Asian fighters in boxing historical past to seize world titles in 4 weight lessons.
Keyshawn Davis (1-0, 1 KOs), a former U.S. beginner standout who captured a silver medal on the 2019 World Championships, will tackle an opponent to be named in a six-round light-weight bout.