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Herring vs Frampton: Fight moving to Dubai, Carl Frampton clarifies injury status

Frampton has been dealing with hand injuries for years

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More details have emerged regarding the latest Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton delay. Earlier today, Frank Warren released both a statement from the stricken “Jackal” and confirmation that the rest of the card will proceed as planned on Feb. 27 with Anthony Cacace vs Lyon Woodstock.

In case that’s not showing up for you, Frampton (28-2, 16 KO) calls the issue “just a bit of a twinge in [his] hand,” claiming that he hasn’t sparred or hit the heavy bag “for a while.” He also claims that while he went into his fight with Tyler McCreary injured, he needs to be at his best to beat someone of Herring’s (22-2, 10 KO) caliber.

As for when and where the fight will land next, The Athletic reports that it’s been “rescheduled for Dubai in the spring” after previously being booked for Belfast and London. Perhaps it will join the Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua undercard if Bob Aum and Eddie Hearn can quit squabbling long enough to get it over the finish line.

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