Frank Warren says he’s still working to get Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton 27-2 (15) a shot at WBO super featherweight champion Jamel ‘Semper Fi’ Herring 21-2 (10) in his attempt to see him crowned the top three of Ireland’s world weight champion.
“Carl Frampton has already fulfilled a dream with us and that of fighting at Windsor Park,” Warren wrote in his regular column for the Daily Star.
“But now we’re all about to deliver a bit of history to the Belfast fighter by giving him the chance to become Ireland’s first three-weight world champion.
“The plan was in place for him to take on WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring before the coronavirus lockdown.
“Now Herring has been struck by the virus itself which has hit his summer projects.
“But Frampton has remained busy training at home in Belfast and now in Manchester with coach Jamie Moore.
“So we’ll be releasing it at our next show at BT Sport Studios on August 15.”
The 33-year-old from Belfast will face Armenian Vahram Vardanyan 21-1-1 (14) who takes a huge step forward in class against the former world champion.
“Vardanyan is a big savage puncher who will look to be a nightmare for Frampton,” Warren continued.
“But it will be a good fight to keep the rusty ring for the man from Belfast and also test his hands after having them operated at the end of last year.
“He will then set up the fight with Herring which will hopefully take place before the end of the year.”
Herring was due to defend his world title against Jonathan Oquendo on July 2 before the fight was postponed to July 14 after the 34-year-old southpaw tested positive for coronavirus.
The second date was also dropped when Herring tested positive again.
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