Carl Frampton [28(16)-2(0)] and Jamel Herring [22(10)-2(1)] are on course to fight before a tumultuous 2020 is done.
The long talked about potentially historic fight is now likely to happen in December according to rumour, report and sources.
Indeed, it seems ‘The Jackal’ could become Ireland’s first three-weight world champion on Saturday December 19th.
It’s now being suggested the American will put his WBO super featherweight world title on the line against Frampton in London less than a week before Christmas.
It would prove a massive end to what has been a frustrating year for Irish boxing.
The duo have been linked since November of 2019 when the Belfast fighter defeated Tyler McCreary in Las Vegas.
A June 13 Windsor Park world title fight was agreed earlier in the year only for the pandemic to ruin those plans.
There was then tentative talk of August and New York, before Belfast appeared to become an option again.
Both got tick over wins a number of weeks ago Frampton against Darren Traynor, while Herring retained his title after a fight with Jonathan Oquendo.
The fact the world champ suffered a cut in his defence meant an initially proposed late November date was a no go – and then there was worries WBO mandatory Shakur Stevenson might throw a spanner in the works.
The Stevenson issue is now sorted with the winner having to face the former featherweight world champ within 90 days – and Herring it appears will be fit to fight by December.