Queensbury Promotions promoter Frank Warren made noise on Twitter yesterday by stating that he has came to terms for the championship fight between WBO Super Featherweight champion Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton.
Terms of the date and venue will be announced soon but all reports lead to the fight all things clearing up with COVID-19 on June 13 in Belfast, Ireland.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) March 18, 2020
“This is huge. To be the challenger fighting for a world title at home is just great. When it was first talked about and hinted at after I’d beaten Tyler McCreary in my last fight, I didn’t imagine it’d be in Belfast,” Frampton said.
Frampton who recently made his Top Rank debut defeating Tyler McCreary last December in Las Vegas, was like Herring preparing for this chance at Herring’s title. Both men were both on hand for the Frampton fight and met in center ring afterwards waiting for this challenge. The announcement comes two days after the British Boxing Board of Control put the nix on any upcoming fights until April due to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 . Frampton understands this and is waiting for this to clear up.
“I’m delighted to be fighting in my city and hopefully once the coronavirus madness has all passed, we can get it sealed and have the fight. It’s good to have a small bit of good news with this fight being agreed but there are more important things than boxing. People’s health is more important than me and Herring having a fight so it’s important we do this right.”
Forget the Herring Frampton announcement, I’m still waiting on the Berchelt Valdez fight to be announced. pic.twitter.com/8SSiLEcKzh
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) March 18, 2020
Herring on his end was using this chance on Twitter to take a jab at current WBC champion Miguel Berchelt, as we all await the fight announcement of him taking on mandatory challenger Oscar Valdez. That blast from Herring is in relation to his fight that seemed like a done deal when Herring won the belt last May but fell by the waste side. While their is no love lost on that end, at least we’ll have one championship fight slated in Ireland once this all passes.