Frampton will bid to become a three-weight world champion against Herring (Image: PA)

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Carl Frampton’s historic bid to become a three-weight world champion against WBO world super featherweight champ Jamel Herring will finally happen on February 27 in London.

The clash was originally due to take place in Frampton’s native Belfast last June before the pandemic struck and the Jackal is excited the fight is finally going to happen.

Frampton, 33, who is 28-2, is bidding to become Ireland’s first three-division world champ and feels victory would help secure a place in boxing’s Hall of Fame.

“I’m delighted to finally get a date nailed down for this fight that has now been talked about for over a year,” he said.

(Image: Sportsfile via Getty Images)

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“I have the utmost respect for Jamel as a fighter and as a man, but there is nobody stopping me on becoming the island of Ireland’s only ever three-weight world champ, one of Britain’s only ever three-weight world champions and potentially have one foot in the Hall of Fame.”

Promoter Frank Warren is delighted to have a date for Frampton and his only disappointment is that his passionate fans won’t be able to cheer him on.

“For Carl to become a three-weight world champion would really be something else and in many ways a fitting finale to a magnificent career, although it might not quite be the end of the story,” said the Queensberry Promotions chief.

“The only downside to this fight coming about now is that he will be going into battle without his legion of Belfast fans roaring him on.”

Former US Marine Herring, 35, who is 22-2, has vowed to wreck Frampton’s shot at history.

“I know he’s aiming to make history, but he’ll have to wait another day, because I plan on returning home with my title in hand,” said Herring.