Carl Frampton Heading Up in Weight? Debuts at WBA #2 at 130

Former two division world champion Carl Frampton could be hunting for a third world title.

The Belfast star has been removed from the WBA's featherweight rankings and the sanctioning body has now placed him in the number two position in the top ten of their super featherweight ranks. 

Frampton (23-1, 14 KOs) has been out of the ring since losing a close twelve round majority decision, and the WBA featherweight title, in his rematch with Leo Santa Cruz back in January at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight was a rematch of their bout from last July, which saw Frampton win a close majority decision to win the WBA belt at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Frampton captured his first world title in April 2014, when he won a solid twelve round unanimous decision over Kiko Martinez to pick up the IBF super bantamweight world title at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.

He then became a unified champion in February 2016, when he won a twelve round split decision over longtime rival Scott Quigg to collect the WBA title at Manchester Arena.

After back to back fights in the United States, Frampton would like to return back home to stage a show in Belfast in the coming months.

He was pushing to get a trilogy fight with Santa Cruz, but those plans were dashed away when the sanctioning body ordered Santa Cruz to make a mandatory defense against the Abner Mares, who holds the WBA's "regular" version of the featherweight crown.

Frampton could be looking to hold a one-off fight a 130-pounds while the moving pieces play out at 126 - as most of the big names are already scheduled to take part in other fights.

The champions at 130 include Miguel Berchelt, Gervonta Davis, Vasyl Lomachenko and Jezreel Corrales.

Corrales has the WBA's version of the belt, but he's rumored to be returning in July, possibly against Robinson Castellanos.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 05-14-2017

[QUOTE=285Kid;17670564]Debut #2 and the WBA regular is vacated, sound like Bryan Vasquez vs Carl Frampton for the WBA regular coming[/QUOTE]no the regular belt is history. lol unless the retards at the wba changed their rules again.

Comment by Chrismart on 05-14-2017

Interesting. He'd be kind of small. That said, the guy i want to see him fight at 126 is Selby, and his rangy.

Comment by OctoberRed on 05-14-2017

He heard Rigo was coming to 126, called WBA and said 'get me out of here'

Comment by ceylon mooney on 05-14-2017

wonder who hes avoiding at 126.

Comment by JACK1190 on 05-14-2017

Not a good idea IMO. Frampton is too small to go to 130. There is also plenty of good fights to be had at 126. Don't do it!

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