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Jamel Herring: I think Carl Frampton is in way over his head

Herring discusses his planned summer fight in Belfast.

Masayuki Ito v Jamel Herring Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images

With WBO super featherweight titleholder Jamel Herring scheduled to defend his title against Carl Frampton in Belfast on June 13, Herring tells RingTV that he’s well aware that he’s going to have to be prepared for Frampton’s experience but that he thinks he’ll have too much to offer the Irishman once the opening bell rings.

So discussing what he’ll have to do in order to get the win over Frampton when the meet, Herring says:

“I still have to be smart and win rounds. Yes, I’m the bigger man and that’s definitely an advantage, but I still have to be cautious because Carl has more experience. The man isn’t a two-division world champion for nothing. But I honesty feel that he’s in way over his head, which is why I don’t mind going to Belfast. The results would be the same if the fight took place in New York. I’m not looking past him, but I’m coming into this fight with the mindset that he’s the champion and has something that I want! I’m hungry and I want to keep proving to people that I’m one of the best junior lightweights in the world!”

Should Herring be able to retain his title against Frampton, he says he’d love to land a fight against Leo Santa Cruz, but that he knows that it’s probably a stretch as far as the business is concerned. To that end Herring describes himself like Winky Wright in terms of the difficulty getting big fights to come to fruition, but says he still aims to make some noise this year to make a better case for himself.

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