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Herring-Frampton now set for April 3 in Dubai

Jamel Herring’s constantly moving WBO junior lightweight title defense against Carl Frampton has a new date.

The Herring-Frampton fight, which was supposed to happen Saturday in Great Britain, will now take place April 3 in Dubai, it was announced Wednesday.

The fight was postponed last week because of a hand injury to Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs).

This will be the third title defense for Herring (22-2, 10 KOs). He has won his past six fights.

Frampton is the former IBF and WBA super bantamweight titlist and WBA featherweight titlist.

The Herring-Frampton fight was originally proposed for November, but those plans were scuttled when Herring suffered injuries to his right eye in a win against Jonathan Oquendo. It was then moved to January, but COVID-19 issues scrapped that option.

ESPN Boxing

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