Frampton Signs With Top Rank/ESPN+

Frank Warren clients continue to build their own bridge to the United States, as Carl Frampton has signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank.

The former two-division world champion signed with Top Rank late last week, allowing the Belfast fighter to perform on ESPN platforms in the United States.

“It’s an honor for me to be teaming up with Top Rank for what will be the last chapter of my career,” said Frampton.

“It also makes a fight, at some point in the future, with WBO champion Oscar Valdez a real possibility.”

Frampton lost out on his chance to become IBF featherweight king in December, when he was defeated by current champion Josh Warrington.

“My goal, at this stage of my career, is still to become a world champion, and I feel I’ll reach my goal with MTK and Bob Arum’s Top Rank in my corner.”

Frampton’s new deal comes amidst a lawsuit with his former promoter Barry McGuigan. His current lead promoter, Frank Warren, can see Frampton returning towards the end of May or in early June.

“He is the epitome of a true warrior,” Top Rank Founder Bob Arum said in a press release. “We are proud to be promoting him as he works toward becoming the featherweight champion of the world once again.”

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