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Carl Frampton: I’m better than Jamel Herring, fight “won’t even be close”

Frampton insists he’s a better all-around fighter than Herring and looks to make that apparent when they meet this weekend.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Despite Carl Frampton entering this weekend’s title fight as the undersized man, he fully expects his skills and experience to play a critical role against Jamel Herring. Frampton tells ESPN that he believes he’s a more complete fighter than Herring and says he expects to work Herring over in the ring, despite his height and reach disadvantages.

“Experience could be one of the factors deciding the fight, but the final and most important factor is who is the best fighter and I feel I am the best all round fighter, I have more quality. But I have to show people that I’m a better fighter on the night, and I genuinely feel I’m going to do a number on him. It won’t even be close.”

Frampton would continue on by explaining how he’s accustomed to fighting bigger opponents and has even been specifically tailoring his camp to prepare himself for Herring. Even more, Frampton says that while a lot of people will expect that he’ll have to find a way on the inside to do good work against Herring, he believes he’ll be able to use his speed and footwork to outbox Herring as well.

How to Watch Herring vs Frampton

Date: Saturday, April 3 | Start Time: 2:00 pm ET
Location: Caesars Bluewaters - Dubai, UAE
TV: Channel 5 (UK and Ireland) | Streaming: ESPN+ (US)
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And although Frampton has suffered from some hand issues he also makes it clear that it won’t be a hindrance in this outing, also mentioning that he believes Herring has largely been training just to make the 130lb limit while he’s been training for tactics. We’ll see if this all translates in between the ropes once the first bell sounds.

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