Warrington Willing to Face Frampton Again if…
Carl Frampton may not be having the best week after a freak injury forced him out of action, but IBF featherweight champ Josh Warrington provided him some assurance by stating he’d be willing to fight him again.
A freak injury at a hotel earlier this week caused a broken hand for Frampton, forcing the cancelation of his return to the ring against Emmanuel Dominguez, which was scheduled for this coming weekend on Top Rank Boxing.
Frampton was hoping this fight would lead towards a WBO featherweight title shot against Oscar Valdez before the end of the year. Now Frampton will be pursuing any title shots at either featherweight or super featherweight upon return.
Frampton was last in action back in December when he challenged Warrington for the IBF featherweight title and came up short in a decision.
Warrington has been attempting to get a unification bout against another champion at 126 pounds, but he instead had to settle for a defense against Sofiane Takoucht this October.
Warrington says if Frampton secures another championship, he’d be interested in a rematch.
“I am gutted for him because I would like to see Carl go on and become a world champion again,” Warrington said. “A rematch with him in a unification fight would be fantastic. It must be so frustrating for him; hopefully, he can recover and get a world title fight straight after this. I wouldn’t take a rematch now because I’ve beat him but if he gets a world title then 100 percent. I think we would have another barnstormer.
“I hoped for a unification, but that isn’t mine, my management or Frank Warren’s fault. None of the champions seem to want it. All I am doing is concentrating on keeping my title, but ultimately my dream is to unify. I just want to win a unified title against one champion and I will then fight anyone until the cows come home.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene