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Herring sets up Frampton fight after win by DQ over Oquendo

Oquendo was disqualified due to a clash of heads that hampered Herring’s vision.

Frampton fighting Tyler McCreary last year.
Frampton fighting Tyler McCreary last year.
Image: Stevie English/INPHO

JAMAL HERRING said he wants to face Carl Frampton later this year after defending his WBO super-featherweight title against Jonathan Oquendo in Las Vegas last night.

Herring (22-2, 10 KOs) won the bout in the ‘bubble’ of the MGM Grand by an eighth round disqualification after reporting that he could not see due to an eye wound caused by a head clash in round five.

Referee Tony Weeks had ruled the clash intentional and deducted a point from Oquendo’s scorecard. It proved the deciding factor in the fight, though Herring also scored a third round knock-down of Oquendo.

The fight had been due to take place in July only to be called off twice when Herring contracted Covid-19.

“I still want the Carl Frampton fight next by all means,” Herring said after the fight, “November, December, whatever. I still want that fight next.”

Of last night’s DQ win, he said:

“It just got ugly. I wasn’t too satisfied with my performance, to be honest with you. In the beginning, everything was going real smooth.

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“I put him down with an uppercut. We knew he was going to come head-first. We had to time it. In the end, I wasn’t happy with how I was looking. I’m disappointed with the outcome. I’ve never been in that situation.”

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