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‘You can’t write him off’ – Scott Quigg believes former rival Carl Frampton can beat bigger Jamel Herring

Tough but not impossible that’s the kind of challenge that awaits Carl Frampton if he is to take on Jamel Herring for the WBO super featherweight world title, according to Scott Quigg.

Frampton was meant to fight the American in Belfast this coming weekend only for lockdown to put paid to what would have been a historic bout.

Both fighters have talked positively about the fight happening since – and they expect to fight before the year is out.

The Belfast fighter and the world champion will have to come through summer clashes – Herring in Las Vegas on July 2 and Frampton in London on a yet to be confirmed date.

If they both emerge victorious Frampton should secure a fight with his Top Rank stablemate and as a result the opportunity to become Ireland’s ever first three weight world champion.

The man the Belfast fighter beat to become a unified world titlist, Scott Quigg, believes the move up in weight to fight a 5’10’ fighter won’t prove easy.

However, he admits you can’t write the former two weight world champion off.

Speaking to Boxing Social the former world champion said: “I think that’s a tough fight. When I say a tough fight it’s through size, but obviously you look at what he achieved and you can’t write him off.

“The chance to become a three weight world champion is obviously is going to give him something between his teeth. There are not many fighters who have the chance to become a three weight world champion and that’s going to give him something.

“I do think he has a chance, but I do think it’s a tough fight style wise, size wise and a few other things. You can’t say he can’t pull it off, I hope he does and I think he can.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com