Carl Frampton confirmed his retirement from boxing after his bid to develop into Eire’s first-ever three-weight world champion was shattered on Saturday following a devastating defeat by the hands of Jamel Herring.
The Belfast-born fighter mentioned earlier than his world title shot that he would name it a day if he misplaced – and he stood by his phrase after his nook threw within the towel within the sixth spherical of the WBO super-featherweight contest in Dubai.
Frampton was twice knocked down by the American – who was in management all through the combat.
The 34-year-old scrambled again to his ft after the second of these knockdowns within the sixth spherical and took a rely of eight.
He tried to proceed however was clearly imbalanced and struggling and the tip got here with one minute and 40 seconds of the sixth spherical gone.
“I mentioned earlier than I might retire if I misplaced this combat and that’s precisely what I’m going to do,” a visibly emotional Frampton mentioned within the ring.
“I simply wish to dedicate my life to my household now. Boxing has been good to me, it’s additionally been unhealthy to me.
“The previous couple of years with these boys [trainers Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis], however the previous few years with these boys have been the perfect few years of my profession.
“I simply wish to go residence to my stunning spouse and children and that’s it.”
On the combat itself, Frampton advised Channel 5: “I simply received beat by the higher man. I actually struggled to get inside him.
“He’s sharp-shooting, from a distance, and had an ideal sport plan. Zero excuses.”