Carl Frampton introduced his retirement within the ring after being stopped by Jamel Herring within the sixth spherical of their WBO super-featherweight contest.
The Belfast man was bidding to turn out to be Eire’s first three-weight world champion.
Herring dropped Frampton a spherical earlier earlier than one other left uppercut within the sixth despatched Frampton to the canvas.
Amid a flurry of photographs and little defence, Frampton’s nook threw within the towel.
“I stated earlier than I’d retire if I misplaced this combat and that is precisely what I will do,” an emotional Frampton stated within the ring.
“I simply wish to dedicate my life to my household now. Boxing has been good to me, it is also been unhealthy to me.
“The previous few years with these boys [trainers Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis], have been the most effective few years of my profession.
“I simply wish to go residence to my lovely spouse and youngsters and that is it.”
Complete defeat attracts curtain on Frampton’s profession
After shedding to Josh Warrington in December 2018, Frampton significantly thought of retiring however opted to proceed in pursuit of one other world title, agency within the perception he nonetheless had that degree of efficiency in him.
The character of the loss to Herring, given his assertion previous to the combat that such a end result would sign an finish to his profession, has left Frampton, 34, with little question in his thoughts that the time is correct to hold up his gloves.
Earlier than the primary knockdown, Herring was firmly accountable for the competition having used his jab and 7 inch attain benefit to take the primary three rounds.
Though not rocked, Frampton was already left with appreciable floor to make up and did get to work within the fourth as a reduce fashioned over Herring’s proper eye.
Nonetheless simply because the Northern Irishman appeared to be working his means again into the competition he walked onto a left hand halfway via the fifth because the pendulum swung again in Herring’s favour.
A beautiful left uppercut from Herring within the subsequent spherical noticed Frampton go down once more, and though he did get again up, was unable to cease Herring closing in and securing the win.
The choice of coach Moore to throw the towel in got here as little shock, with a dazed Frampton stopped for the primary time in a 31-fight skilled profession.
For Herring, it’s a formidable third defence of the title he has held since Might 2019. The southpaw was much more spectacular in Dubai than he was in his final outing, the place his lukewarm efficiency had galvanized Frampton followers waiting for their long-awaited showdown.
‘He’s one among my favorite fighters’ – what they stated
WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring: “My final outing wasn’t my greatest. Folks doubted me. They referred to as me everything within the e-book. Even with the reduce, I wasn’t going to surrender. I wasn’t going to present in. I wasn’t going to give up.
“He [Frampton] is actually one among my favorite fighters. I am honoured to have the ability to share the ring with him. He is a two-divisional world champion.
“He is completed nice issues for the game of boxing and it was simply an honour man.”
WBA and IBF light-welterweight world champion Josh Taylor on Channel 5: “Carl misses his children and his spouse, and he has spent an entire lot of time away from.
“I keep in mind once I was in the identical set-up as him he was at all times away from his children, he has spent these final 5 – 6 years away from them and has missed them rising up. I feel he’ll hold his promise to his spouse and he’ll go and luxuriate in his household life now.”
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