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Frampton: I Can Beat Warrington - Then Face Russell, Santa Cruz

Former two division world champion Carl Frampton is training in Tenerife, as he prepares for his scheduled ring return at Windsor Park.

The date of August 18 has been finalized for the venue.

Frampton and head trainer Jamie Moore are spending 10 days in Tenerife as they are gearing up for the August date - but there is no opponent scheduled as of now.

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Frampton (25-1, 14 KOs) was motivated to fight the winner of the IBF featherweight world title fight between Josh Warrington and Lee Selby.

Warrington upset the odds, by winning a clear decision over Selby to capture the IBF crown.

But Warrington ruled out the idea of facing Frampton in August. He says the bout with Selby was grueling and his body needs additional time to recover.

However, both Frampton and Warrington agree that a showdown is still likely to happen in the final quarter of 2018.

“I think that fight will happen at some point but to be honest I would have loved it to be my next fight in August, but you cannot really blame Josh for not wanting to take the fight - because he has just won a title and he will want a break," Frampton said to Newsletter.

“And he wants to keep hold of the title for as long as he can. I think it will happen but it will be more near the end of the year. I win that fight and then I go into a massive unification fight against Santa Cruz, Valdez of Russell jnr.”

Frampton's options for the August date are a bit thin. WBO champion Oscar Valdez is recovering from a broken jaw, Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares will face each other this coming Saturday for the WBA title, and WBC champion Gary Russell just retained his world title a few weeks ago with a win over Joseph Diaz.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 06-04-2018

Fight Mr.Russell jr!!

Comment by BUCSBronzemedal on 06-03-2018

Frampton and Warrington will have a couple of easy fights first

Comment by Corelone on 06-03-2018

Gary has the Mexican pressure style down to a science. Carl isn't cut like that. His footwork is some of the best. Gary might not find him as easy as all that.

Comment by slimPickings on 06-03-2018

Talk is cheap. Call Russell about the August date and see if he turns it down.

Comment by Usetoloveboxing on 06-03-2018

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;18827983]Gary Russell Jr would probably knock you all the way back to Barry McGuigan's arms, son.[/QUOTE] Maybe, but we will never know. Russell only fights once a year, and besides fighting Lomachenko in his 3rd fight, he hasn't fought anyone.

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