Carl Frampton as well as being one of the best Irish boxers that ever lived will also be remembered as one of the class acts in the sport of boxing for his time.

Following his stoppage defeat at the weekend in Dubai the sentiment expressed in that vein in boxing has been the same.

Two-well known boxing figures in particular perhaps summed up his career well.

Former pound for pound number one Andre Ward and revered announcer Michael Buffer:

It is always good to see the mutual respect shown in boxing between two fighters after a world championship match like at the weekend.

A good example for aspiring young boxers or anyone looking to take up boxing at any level.

As for Frampton, he’ll have plenty to keep him busy no doubt with the rest of his life. Good luck to him.

As for Herring, talks suggest possible fights next up against the likes of Shakur Stevenson or Oscar Valdez could be in play.

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