Jamel Herring retained his WBO super featherweight title after stopping Carl Frampton in the sixth round of their fight in Dubai on Saturday.
Herring (23-2, 11 KOs) produced a superb performance as he squared off with Frampton (28-3, 16 KOs) at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, dropping Frampton in round five and six, before Frampton’s corner threw in the towel.
A counter left put the Irish star down in the fifth, before a big uppercut had him down again in the following round. Herring then battered Frampton with punches until the towel came in.
The victory opened up plenty of possibilities for Herring for the future, with unification fights now firmly in the military veteran’s mind.
Herring said: “It’s been a lovely time out here in Dubai. The people have been so welcoming. I wanted to do more but had to take care of business, but I will be back soon.
“It was an emotional rollercoaster to get here. My last outing wasn’t the best, but I wasn’t going to quit. Carl Frampton is a tremendous champion and I have been a fan since day one.
“He’s one of my favourite fighters. He’s a two-division world champion and has done great for the sport of boxing. It was an honour to share the ring with him, and I hope he gets home safe to his family.
“It was a great night for me, and now I want another title. To any of the other champions out there, if you want the fight then we can make it happen.”