A massive WBO super featherweight showdown between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton is on the horizon for 2020. The two boxers are at a similar level, so it can easily go either way. However, Frampton with home and motivation advantage might pull off an upset, as per Herring v Frampton betting odds.
The former two-weight champion from Ireland Carl Frampton will have a great chance to write a new history for himself. He will be taking on the WBO super-featherweight champ Jamel Herring in Belfast. The fight was scheduled for June 13, but it will be pushed back for the late summer or early autumn. According to online sportsbooks in Ireland, Frampton as a title challenger is obviously the underdog at Herring v Frampton betting odds. But he has fewer things to lose and history to write for his country by becoming the first three-weight Irish champion.
Frampton has the experience, skill, and strong motivation
The Irishman is a well-experienced boxer and a former champion in two weight divisions. He won the IBF super-bantamweight world title in September 2014, when he overcame Kiko Martinez. Two years later Frampton added the WBA belt when he beat Scott Quigg in Manchester in 2016. In the same year, Frampton moved up to dethrone Leo Santa Cruz and become the WBA featherweight world champion in New York.
However, his pleasant journey has ended with two heavy losses in a rematch with Leo Santa Cruz and against Josh Warrington in 2018. Frampton recently bounced back with a win against Tyler McCreary. But, it came with a price of fracturing his both hands. Online sportsbook news in Ireland reported his full recovery, so he is ready to get back into the ring.
Frampton (27-2, 15 KOs) is a solid boxer with great punching power and the ability to throw quick hands. He is the underdog with a value of 2.00 at Herring v Frampton betting odds, As per Bet365 Sportsbook. But he will enjoy home advantage and he will most likely receive a hostile reception. Whereas his opponent will fight for the first time out of the United States. What is more, Frampton aims to become the first Irish boxer to win world titles at three different weights.
Herring enjoys a size advantage
The 34-year-old American with a record of 21-2-0 and 10 KOs, did not become the world champion by chance. Instead, he is a very hard worker, serving in the US Marine before becoming a professional boxer. In May 2019, Jamel Herring won a super-featherweight title with an impressive victory against Masayuki Ito. Later on, he successfully defended the belt, winning against Lamont Roach in November 2019.
Herring is looking forward to defending his title for the second time. He cannot miss the ring as he is in his prime now. Against Frampton, Herring enjoys a size advantage and he is a southpaw. That is why Herring is the favorite with 1.72 odds. However, it is yet to be seen how Herring can fight out of the US.
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