Frampton Now Eyes Title Bout for Return This Year
Carl Frampton’s return to the ring was suddenly interrupted by an injury this week, but now he seeks bigger for his new return.
Frampton was scheduled to face Emmanuel Dominguez on Aug. 10 in the Top Rank Boxing headliner, but the bout was canceled after a freak injury at a hotel left Frampton with hand fractures.
This was to be Frampton’s first fight since coming up short in a December challenge of IBF featherweight champ Josh Warrington.
Frampton still feels he will compete at some point this year, but he now wants a title shot — no interim bouts, like the fight against Dominguez would have been.
In fact, Frampton says he’s open to title fights at both featherweight and super featherweight.
“I don’t wanna have another fight like this,” Frampton told JOE. “Look, the plan was to have this fight, and fight for a world title. So the plan now is still to fight for a world title. This fight has not happened. It hasn’t happened for whatever reason. I’m absolutely gutted. But I don’t want to have another Emmanuel Dominguez type opponent, and then fight for a world title. It’s a waste of your time, isn’t it? It is, and I’m not getting any younger.”
“I don’t want to be sitting around waiting here. I want to be involved in big fights and I want to go straight back into a big title. I want to go out in a [expletive] blaze of glory here. I want to be a world champion again. If I get offered a shot against any world champion, featherweight or super-featherweight, I’m taking it, absolutely no doubt in my mind.”
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