Boxing world pays tribute to Carl Frampton following his retirement

You ducked no-one’: World of boxing pays its respects to Carl Frampton after his retirement following loss to Jamel Herring… as the likes of Eddie Hearn, Michael Buffer and Andre Ward lead tributes to ‘The Jackal’

  • Carl Frampton was stopped in the sixth round by Jamel Herring in Dubai
  • Boxing hero Frank Bruno praised Frampton and wished him a happy retirement
  • Herring admitted Saturday’s win over Frampton was the biggest of his career
  • Joe Calzaghe and Anthony Crolla also to paid tribute to the 34-year-old

The boxing world has paid tribute to Carl Frampton, after he called time on his career following Saturday’s devastating loss to Jamel Herring in Dubai. 

The Belfast native saw his bid to become Ireland’s first three-weight world champion come to an end, when his corner threw in the towel in the sixth round of the WBO super-featherweight bout. 

Frampton who said in the build up to the fight that he would retire if he lost, was twice knocked to the canvas by Herring who was in control throughout the contest. 

Carl Frampton called time on his career after he was stopped by Jamel Herring in Dubai

Frampton was down in the fifth before being floored in the sixth as his team threw the towel in

Frampton dedicated the fight to former trainer Billy McKee, who passed away this year, before calling time on his career. ‘I’m deeply upset,’ Frampton said. ‘I said I’d retire if I lost this fight and that’s what I’ll do.

‘My wife and kids have made so many sacrifices and I’ve missed them so much. I want to dedicate my life to them now.’ 

The world of boxing took to social media to praise the ‘Jackal’ following his announcement.

Former heavyweight champion Frank Bruno led the tributes by wishing Frampton a happy retirement.

Frampton was classy in defeat after the bout admitting: ‘I got beaten by the better man, I struggled to get inside him. 

‘Perfect game-plan. Zero excuses. I had an amazing camp, I was just beaten by the better man tonight.’  

Herring was also among those paying tribute to Belfast fighter, admitting the victory was the biggest of his career.

And former world super middleweight champion Andre Ward, hailed Frampton for not ‘ducking’ anyone during this 12 years as a professional. 

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