Frampton May Return to Super Bantamweight
Last month, Carl Frampton hoped his challenge of IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington would be the start of getting back to dominating the 126-pound weight class. Despite a great contest, however, Warrington would come out the victor.
Frampton has now lost two of his next five and has to figure out his next move. Some have called on him to retire, but Frampton wishes to continue his career.
One idea Frampton is considering is returning to super bantamweight, where he is a former IBF and WBA champion. Frampton didn’t have the easiest time making the 122-pound weight limit, but he’s viewed as small compared to the rest of boxing’s featherweight division.
Frampton hasn’t ruled out going in the opposite direction and moving up to super featherweight, so long as he gets the right opponent.
“Look at the size difference between me and Warrington on the night,” Frampton told the BBC. Warrington was a much bigger man than me so moving up a weight…I believed I could have beaten Warrington and then maybe moved up, but I was outdone by a bigger man on the night. So it would need to be the right champion if I was going to move up and not one of the bigger guys.
“Against [Nonito] Donaire, I made featherweight pretty comfortably and I remember saying before the [Luke] Jackson fight that if something came up at super bantamweight I’d be willing to try it out, so that’s an option.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene