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Jamel Herring likely to fight in August, Carl Frampton possible for November

Herring was pulled from tonight's ESPN main event after again testing positive for coronavirus.

Jamel Herring v Carlos Lopez Photo by Al Bello/Golden Boy/Golden Boy/Getty Images

Junior lightweight titleholder Jamel Herring may have had the plug pulled on tonight's scheduled fight, but Top Rank aren’t wasting any time in trying to get him back in the ring. After testing positive for COVID-19 for a second time, Top Rank is now looking to reschedule Herring for a fight in August.

Arum appears to be particularly keen on getting Herring back next month because it would line him up for an even bigger fight this November, possibly against Carl Frampton who Herring has been vocal about wanting to face. It’s currently unclear whether or not Jonathan Oquendo will remain Herring’s opponent for his next outing, but it will likely be a non-title bout at a catch weight according to his adviser, Jerry Casarez.

“We know November’s around the corner, and we definitely want to be sharp. He’s gone through the whole camp, he’s done the work. The exercise of going through the fight will be good for his body and his muscle memory.”

Herring, 34, hasn’t fought since winning a unanimous decision over Lamont Roach last November and clearly wants to keep his momentum rolling, which is obviously a tough ask in this current climate.