JAMEL HERRING VS. CARL FRAMPTON FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
The D4G Promotions event takes place at Caesars Palace Dubai on Saturday, as Herring (22-2, 10 KOs) puts his belt on the line against Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs), in what is the biggest fight to ever take place in the region.
It is sponsored by Everlast, Sports Direct and Kinetic, and broadcast on ESPN+ in the USA, on Channel 5 in the UK and Ireland, ABC CBN in the Middle East and Dubai, TFC in the Philippines and on IFL TV for the rest of the world.
Elsewhere on the event, Zhankosh Turarov and Tyrone McKenna meet for the WBO Intercontinental super-lightweight title, American prodigy Keyshawn Davis faces Richman Ashelley, four-weight world champion Donnie Nietes clashes with Pablo Carillo for the vacant WBO International super-flyweight title, Kazakhstan sensation Tursynbay Kulakhmet defends his WBC International super-welterweight title against 20-0 opponent Heber Rondon, and local stars Faizan Anwar and Fahad Al Bloushi return.
Here’s everything that was set during Thursday’s final press conference:
JAMEL HERRING: “Thank you to Ahmed Seddiqi, D4G Promotions, MTK Global and Top Rank. It’s been great since I’ve been here. People have been open hearted and I’ve got to do a little sight seeing too.
“Everything in my life has formed me to who I am today. If you look at my military experience and even before then to my upbringing and how I was raised, it has made me the man I am today.
“I’ve told people throughout camp that I’m a fan of Carl. He’s a two-division champion and besides his accolades in the ring, he’s a father and a husband like myself, so we both share common mutual respect. We want to do our job and get back to our families.
“We’ve prepared for the best version of Carl, and with everything that he has done in his career, he will be the biggest name on my resume. I’ve been invited to Belfast many times, so maybe down the road me and him can get that pint.”
TRAINER BRIAN MACINTYRE: “We have spent time brilliantly in this camp. Jamel has looked fantastic and all of the coaches and nutritionists are happy.
“I’ve loved the experience so far in Dubai. The treatment we have received has been great, and I’m definitely going to go back home and brag about what a great time we’ve had.”
CARL FRAMPTON: “First of all I want to thank Ahmed Seddiqi, D4G Promotions and MTK Global for making this fight happen. It has been a long time coming and has been talked about for well over a year.
“I’ve been in Dubai for three weeks now and it was definitely beneficial to get out here early. I’m used to my surroundings and the heat, and we’ve been able to finish off a good camp.
“It would mean the world to me to become a three-weight world champion, not just for me but for the people that have helped me on my journey. I’m very proud of what I’ve done in my career so far, and this is a chance to go down as the only ever three-weight world champion from the whole island of Ireland.
“I would join an elite bunch of fighters, so I’m determined to make sure that happens. I respect Jamel Herring and his time, and for me to win this fight I need to get it perfect on the night. I’m fully confident, and feel like the stars are coming together.”
TRAINER JAMIE MOORE: “At the start of camp you sort of have a vision in your mind of where you want Carl to be at the end of camp, and he’s managed to exceed that. I couldn’t have asked for things to go better.
“Everything has fell into place, and he has put himself in a position to pull off a historic win and achieve something that no other Irishman has ever done.”
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