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Carl Frampton confirms retirement from boxing after three-weight world champion dream is shattered by Jamel Herring


Carl Frampton confirmed he’ll cling up his gloves after his devastating defeat to Jamel Herring.

The Belfast-born fighter noticed his bid to change into Eire’s first-ever three-weight world champion shattered on Saturday when his nook threw within the towel within the sixth spherical of the WBO super-featherweight contest in Dubai.

Frampton announced his retirement in the ring while wearing a t-shirt featuring his amateur coach Billy McKee

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Frampton introduced his retirement within the ring whereas sporting a t-shirt that includes his beginner coach Billy McKee

Herring produced a classy display as he knocked the Northern Irishman down

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Herring produced a cultured show as he knocked the Northern Irishman down

Herring caught Frampton with a couple of lethal uppercuts and the latter stood by his word to retire if he lost

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Herring caught Frampton with a few deadly uppercuts and the latter stood by his phrase to retire if he misplaced

Frampton, who mentioned earlier than the combat that he would name it a day if he misplaced, was twice knocked down by the American, who was in management all through the combat.

The 34-year-old scrambled again to his ft after the second of these knockdowns within the sixth spherical and took an eight depend.

He tried to proceed however was clearly imbalanced and struggling and the tip got here with one minute and 40 seconds of the sixth spherical gone.

“I mentioned earlier than I might retire if I misplaced this combat and that’s precisely what I’m going to do,” a visibly emotional Frampton mentioned within the ring.

The American successfully defended his WBO super-featherweight belt in impressive fashion

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The American efficiently defended his WBO super-featherweight belt in spectacular style

Frampton scrambled back to his feet after the second knockdown but his corner threw in the towel

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Frampton scrambled again to his ft after the second knockdown however his nook threw within the towel

Frampton stood by his pre-fight vow that he would retire if he lost to Herring

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Frampton stood by his pre-fight vow that he would retire if he misplaced to Herring

“I simply need to dedicate my life to my household now. Boxing has been good to me, it’s additionally been dangerous to me.

“The previous couple of years with these boys [trainers Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis], have been the perfect few years of my profession.

“I simply need to go dwelling to my stunning spouse and children and that’s it.”

On the combat itself, Frampton advised Channel 5: “I simply bought beat by the higher man. I actually struggled to get inside him.

“He’s sharp-shooting, from a distance, and had an ideal sport plan. Zero excuses.”

Herring, 35, paid tribute to his overwhelmed opponent after the win – his 23rd in 25 outings.

“It was an emotional rollercoaster simply to get right here. Folks doubted me, they referred to as me each title within the e book however, even with the minimize, I wasn’t going to stop.

“Carl Frampton has been an amazing champion. I’ve been a fan since day one. It’s robust to see any veteran exit like that, I’m glad he is ready to stroll out on his two ft. It has been an incredible night time.”





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