Carl Frampton introduced his retirement within the ring after being stopped by Jamel Herring within the sixth spherical of their WBO super-featherweight contest.
The Belfast man was bidding to grow to be Eire’s first three-weight world champion.
Herring dropped Frampton, 34, a spherical earlier earlier than one other left uppercut within the sixth despatched Frampton to the canvas.
Amid a flurry of pictures and little defence, Frampton’s nook threw within the towel.
“I mentioned earlier than I might retire if I misplaced this combat and that is precisely what I’ll do,” an emotional Frampton mentioned within the ring.
“I simply wish to dedicate my life to my household now. Boxing has been good to me, it is also been dangerous to me.
“The previous couple of years with these boys [trainers Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis], have been one of the best of my profession.
“I simply wish to go residence to my lovely spouse and youngsters and that is it.”
Defeat attracts curtain on Frampton’s profession
After dropping to Josh Warrington in December 2018, Frampton severely thought of retiring however opted to proceed in pursuit of one other world title, agency within the perception he nonetheless had that degree of efficiency in him.
The character of the loss to Herring, given his assertion previous to the combat that such a outcome would sign an finish to his profession, has left Frampton with little doubt that the time is correct to hold up his gloves.
Earlier than the primary knockdown, Herring was firmly accountable for the competition having used his jab and seven-inch attain benefit to take the primary three rounds.
Though not rocked, Frampton was already left with appreciable floor to make up and did get to work within the fourth as a lower shaped over Herring’s proper eye.
Nevertheless simply because the Northern Irishman appeared to be working his method again into the competition he walked onto a left hand halfway by the fifth because the pendulum swung again in Herring’s favour.
A beautiful left uppercut from Herring within the subsequent spherical noticed Frampton go down once more, and though he did get again up, was unable to cease Herring closing in and securing the win.
The choice of coach Moore to throw the towel in got here as little shock, with a dazed Frampton stopped for the primary time in a 31-fight skilled profession.
For Herring, it was a powerful third defence of a title he has held since Could 2019. The southpaw was way more spectacular in Dubai than he was in his final outing, the place his lukewarm efficiency had galvanised Frampton followers looking forward to their long-awaited showdown.
‘He’s one among my favorite fighters’ – what they mentioned
WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring: “My final outing wasn’t my finest. Individuals doubted me. They referred to as me every part within the ebook. Even with the lower, I wasn’t going to surrender. I wasn’t going to offer in. I wasn’t going to give up.
“He [Frampton] is actually one among my favorite fighters. I am honoured to have the ability to share the ring with him. He is a two-divisional world champion.
“He is accomplished nice issues for the game of boxing and it was simply an honour.”
WBA and IBF light-welterweight world champion Josh Taylor on Channel 5: “Carl misses his youngsters and his spouse, and he has spent a complete lot of time away from them.
“I keep in mind after I was in the identical set-up as him he was at all times away from his youngsters, he has spent these final 5 – 6 years away from them and has missed them rising up. I believe he’ll hold his promise to his spouse and he’ll go and luxuriate in his household life now.”
‘We love you all’ – how social media reacted
Frampton’s spouse Christine thanks followers after the combat