WBO Super Featherweight World Champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring successfully defended his title today, after stopping Carl Frampton in six rounds.
Herring dominated Frampton from the start of the bout until Frampton’s corner mercifully threw in the towel in the sixth round, after Herring dropped Frampton for the second time and was battering an out on his feet Frampton around the ring.
Herring also silenced the haters who labelled him a quitter after saying he couldn’t see after being cut by intentional headbutts and winning by disqualification.
Although he was in command of this fight for the entire bout, he was cut by one of the many headbutts Frampton “landed” while coming in head first, but on this night Herring responded by landing laser-like straight punches and devastating upper-cuts, rendering Frampton helpless by the sixth round.
It should also be noted that the challenger Frampton was a slight favorite by the odds-makers coming into the bout and most of the “copy cat” stories by media during the week were focusing on Frampton and his attempt to win a world title in a third weight class, almost as if it were a foregone conclusion.
The almost comically small ring and “friendly” referee, who ignored the “head-first” approach by Frampton also seemed to be in Frampton’s favor, but Herring was on his game on this day, delivering a career best performance.