Dubai — — Jamel “Semperfi” herring, at the age of 35, wrote the signature victory of his career. Herring dominated and stopped Karl “Jackal” Frumpton in the sixth round to hold his WBO junior lightweight world title on Saturday from Caesars Bluewaters Dubai.
Herring (23-2, 11 KO) dropped Flampton twice in the fight and came to the sixth round thanks to the brutal uppercut the second time. A follow-up attack urged him to throw a towel into Frumpton’s corner, ending an interesting phone booth case.
“I’m honored to share the ring with him,” Herring said. “He is a two-part world champion. He did a great job in the boxing sport, and it was just an honor.
“Just getting here was a moving roller coaster. My last outing wasn’t my best. People doubted me. Although they called me all the names in the book , Even with the cut, I didn’t mean to give up. I didn’t mean to quit, and Carl Frampton is a tremendous champion. I’ve been a fan since day one. Sports veterans go out that way. It’s hard to see. “
From Belfast, Frumpton (28-3, 16 KO) was about to become the first man to win a world title in three weight classes on the Irish island. Failure to reach that goal led the 34-year-old to choose to retire.
Frumpton said: “Before the fight, I said I would retire if I lost. That’s exactly what I’m trying to do. Now I want to devote my life to my family. Boxing was good for me. It’s me. It was bad for me, but the last few years with these boys have been the best years of my career. I just want to go home with my beautiful wife and kids. That’s it.
“I was beaten by just the right person. I really had a hard time getting inside him.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer and Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Passionate about martial arts, he is also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He is also a former MMA fighter and kickboxer.
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Jamel Herring knocks out Carl Frampton
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