Carl Frampton usually does not pay much mind to the betting chances on his battles.
Frampton admits, however, that he discovered it fascinating when somebody notified him that oddsmakers had actually mounted him as a minor favorite over Jamel Herring before their jr light-weight champion suit. Frampton figured handicappers would certainly prefer Herring since he is the larger competitor literally as well as the protecting champ entering their 12-round, 130-pound title battle April 3 at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
“I’m surprised by that, if I’m being honest,” Frampton stated throughout a current look on “The Ak & Barak Show,” which streams weekdays on DAZN as well as SiriusXM. “Clearly, simply the dimension of Jamel, he’s the champ as well as whatever else. As well as I assumed the bookmakers most likely would’ve had him a favorite. However I do not truly focus on what the bookmakers have. I understand that since somebody’s informed me that I was the mild favorite.
“But I would be going into this fight feeling that I’m probably the underdog. And that’s the way I’ve been training. I know I’m gonna have to go and rip this title off him. He’s the champion, and it’s gonna be a tough fight. What I will say is I don’t really know the exact odds, but it’s gotta be pretty close I’d imagine anyway [with] the bookies.”
Several Net sporting activities publications listing Frampton as a -130 favorite versus Herring.
Cincinnati’s Herring (22-2, 10 KOs) will certainly safeguard his WBO junior light-weight title for the 3rd time when he encounters Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs). North Ireland’s Frampton, that won titles in the 122-pound as well as 126-pound departments, will certainly try to come to be a three-weight globe champ.
Frampton, 34, believes his profession “is over” if he sheds this battle to Herring, a 35-year-old southpaw that stands 5 inches taller than the 5-feet-5 Frampton.
“I think he’s mentally a very bright guy,” Frampton stated, “and he’s a very determined person as well, and I think that brings its own problems as well. So, I don’t expect this to be an easy night. I expect it to be a really tough fight. But that’s why I’ve been doing literally everything I can in training to make sure I have my hand raised.”
ESPN+ will certainly stream the Herring-Frampton battle in the USA. BT Sporting activity will certainly air it in the UK.
Keith Idec is an elderly writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be gotten to on Twitter @Idecboxing.