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Ear Injury KO's Carl Frampton From July 20 Wembley Bill

By Jake Donovan

The July 20 show at Wembley Arena in London will have to go on without Carl Frampton.

The unbeaten super bantamweight contender was slated to face late replacement Everth Briceno, in supporting capacity to the heavyweight main event between Malik Scott and Dereck Chisora. That bout, however, was scrapped on Tuesday afternoon after Frampton was medically disqualified by the British Boxing Board of Control due to a re-aggravated ear injury that will not heal in time for this weekend’s bout.

“I’m upset to have to announce that I have been ruled out of my fight on Saturday by the BBBoC,” Frampton revealed via his verified Twitter feed. “An old ear injury mildly reoccurred in a spar(ring session). A specialist initially informed I was fit to box. Today, the BBBoC ruled me out.”

Frampton (16-0, 11KO) last fought in February, overcoming a stiff challenge from Kiko Martinez to stop the Spaniard in nine rounds in a thriller. The fight earned Frampton immediate accolades as one of the best super bantamweight contenders in the world.

His appearance on this weekend’s show was originally to come against Fabian Orozco, but the Argentine boxer was scratched after suffering a shocking knockout loss in an ill-advised tune-up last month.

Briceno was confirmed as the replacement opponent last Tuesday, but the services of the 35-year old Nicaraguan will no longer be required in light of Frampton’s ear injury.

“I’m so so sorry especially to the people who were coming to support me,” Frampton said in an online statement. “It’s been an amazing camp and I’m gutted that I won’t be able to showcase my improvements in Wembley.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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