Herring Retires Frampton In Six!
By: Rick Rivers
April 3rd, Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In the main event of a Top Rank, Queensberry, Round 10 co-promotion Cincinnati, Ohio, Iraqi War veteran, southpaw, Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring won the biggest fight of his nine-year career retaining his World Boxing Organization World Super Featherweight Title with a sixth round TKO stoppage of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Carl “The Jackal” Frampton.
The taller longer combat Marine worked behind a very busy and accurate jab withy the former IBF/WBA Super Bantamweight & WBA Featherweight Champion Frampton targeting the champion to the body.
Keeping “The Jackal” at long range very focused southpaw Herring keeping his pressing challenger on the end of his shots began to land some clean left hands to the body and head dropping Frampton in rounds five and six obviously hurt by a Herring uppercut drawing a towel from the Irishman’s corner prompting referee Giustino Di Giovanni to wave it over at 1:40 of round six.
The 35-year-old, Herring with his eyes on a unification bout versus WBC Champ Oscar Valdez moves to 23-2, 11Ko’s while the openly distraught one year younger, Frampton announced his retirement at 28-3, 16Ko’s.
In the semi-main attraction, Bacolod City, Philippines, former WBO Minimumweight/Light Flyweight Champion/Super Flyweight Champion and IBF Flyweight, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes returned from a twenty-eight-month hiatus to claim the vacant World Boxing Organization International Super Flyweight Title with a dominant ten round unanimous decision over Barranquilla, Colombia’s, Pablo “El Trencito” Carrillo.
Appearing as the rest has served him well the 38-year-old Nietes slipped and dodged the aggressive free-swinging Columbian answering with sharp, clean counters over and under boxing his way to a distinct 96-95, 98-92, 99-91 ten round unanimous decision win.
Nietes looking towards a rematch of his 2018 split decision loss to World Boxing Organization World Super Flyweight titlist Kazuto Ioka improves to 43-1-5, 23Ko’s while the 32-year-old, Carrillo’s two bout win streak comes to an end at 25-8-1, 16Ko’s.
Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan’s, Tursynbay Kulakhmet retained his World Boxing Council International Super Welterweight Title with a first-round destruction of Los Teques, Venezuela’s, 34-year-old, ounterfeit unbeaten southpaw, Heber Rondon. Kulakhmet flooring Rondon twice in round one moves to 3-0, 2Ko’s while Rondon’s soft touch unbeaten streak gets a reality check at 20-1, 13Ko’s.
In a scheduled six round lightweight bout Norfolk, Virginia, prospect Keyshawn Davis steered, dissected and broke down over-matched Ghanaian, Richman Ashelley with precision punching leaving the frustrated and beaten fighter seated for the bell sounding round five. Davis improves to 2-0, 2Ko’s while Ashelley 2-2 in his last four drops to 10-2, 9Ko’s.
Dubai, super featherweight Fahad “Kid Emirati” Al Bloushi out pointed India’s, simply put Suraj in a four-round preliminary. Al Bloushi on a three-bout victory run moves to 4-1, 1Ko while Suraj levels out at 2-2, 1Ko.
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