Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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

Tags: Carl Frampton image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Video: McGregor, Malignaggi Nearly Erupt at T-Mobile Arena McGregor, Malignaggi in Heated Confrontation at Grand Arrivals Video: Mayweather, McGregor Camps Near Scuffle at T-Mobile Cleverly Feels Win Over Badou Jack Will Secure Andre Ward Shot Mayweather Believes McGregor is Struggling To Make Weight Carl Frampton is Urged To Sign Promotional With Eddie Hearn Crawford-Indongo Telecast Averaged 965,000 Viewers on ESPN Former Sparring Partner Admits McGregor Was Not Hard To Hit Eubank Jr: Mayweather Will Be More Aggressive, Will Go For KO Shane McGuigan Removes Carl Frampton From Twitter Bio Mayweather-McGregor News; Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov, More TMT's DeJuan Blake: McGregor is Awkward, Mayweather is Ready Paul Hyland vs Stephen Ormond on October 21 in Belfast Jeff Horn: I'd Fight Mayweather Like Maidana Did - But Consistent! Cotto Unfazed By All the Attention Paid to Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Head: McGregor is Younger, Stronger, Longer, Big Puncher Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Post-Undisputed Report Card McGregor's Trainer: No Doubt Mayweather Gets Knocked Out! Estrada Training Hard, Expects High Drama With Carlos Cuadras Euro News: Virgilijus Stapuliones, Frenois vs. Dib, More Ellerbe: Mayweather Brought Boxing Back, People Talking Again! Malignaggi: The Boxing World is Laughing at McGregor! Roy Jones Jr. and BeIN Sports Ink Television Deal For Events Harmonito Dela Torre Furious Over Saul Rodriguez Withdrawal McGregor KO Would Resonate Far Beyond Weekend in Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo Took Mayweather Fight Too Soon, Better for It Cleverly Expects Mayweather To Stop McGregor Inside of Six Retirement Crosses Canelo's Mind, But Not Ready to Walk Away McGregor Motivated By Dismissive Boxing Fans, Vows to 'Educate' Samuel Vargas Edges Ali Funeka Over Ten Rounds Mayweather-McGregor: Camps Warned To Avoid Confrontations Photos: Payano vs. Santiago, Herring vs. Miller - Official Weights IBF Abolishes Second Weigh-in For Unification Bouts Arum Discusses Crawford's Future, Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Joshua: Mayweather Will Beat McGregor in Landslide, Can't Compete Marcos Hernandez Camp Notes For Kevin Newman Bout Arum Gives Latest on Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Fight Jeff Horn: I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor! Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement