CARL FRAMPTON’S dream of changing into Eire’s first-ever three-weight world champion has moved a step nearer.
The 33-year-old – who’s a former IBF super-bantamweight and WBA featherweight champ – is focusing on Jamel Herring’s WBO super-featherweight strap.
Carl Frampton and WBO champ Jamel Herring are poised to get it on earlier than the top of the 12 monthsCredit score: Sportsfile
Frampton, Steve Collins and Katie Taylor are the one three Irish fighters to choose up world titles in two weight courses.
And in response to the Irish Boxing, the Belfast boxer will likely be given the prospect to create historical past on December 19 in London.
The dust-up has lengthy been within the works ever because the pair met after the Jackal’s victory against Tyler McCreary in Las Vegas last November.
They were set to face each other in the summer, just for the competition to be scrapped on account of the coronavirus disaster.
SunSport reported in August after Frampton’s win over Darren Traynor that he was edging nearer to securing the bout to pit his wits against Herring.
And now it has been reported that the 2 will sq. off contained in the ring within the capital on the finish of 2020.
Whoever emerges because the victor will then must defend the belt in opposition to WBO obligatory Shakur Stevenson inside 90 days.
Framtpon has misplaced his final two world title fights – first within the rematch in opposition to Leo Santa Cruz in January 2017 when he had his WBA strap ripped away.
After which to Josh Warrington when he failed to beat the IBF featherweight king in December 2018.
Ought to Frampton face Herring on December 19, it will likely be the third weekend in a row of blockbuster bouts to be staged in Britian.
Tyson Fury’s homecoming struggle will take place on December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall with an opponent to be introduced shortly.
Anthony Joshua then defends his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts against Bulgarian veteran Kubrat Pulev every week later on the 02 Area.