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Frampton: I'm Disappointed, Gutted - But He Shouldn't Fight

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Carl Frampton's fight with Mexico's Andres Gutierrez at the SSE Arena in Belfast has been called off with less than 24-hours' notice.

In a statement, Frampton's promoter Cyclone Promotions said Gutierrez had suffered a freak accident after falling in the shower.

"Cyclone Promotions and The SSE Arena regret to announce that the 'Return of The Jackal' event scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 29th July, has been cancelled due to an accident to Andres Gutierrez," the statement read. "It is hoped that the event will be re-scheduled but ticket holders are advised to retain their tickets and contact point of purchase for further information."

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The 30-year-old was preparing to fight in Belfast for what might have been the final time.

Earlier in the day, organisers declared the bout against the Mexican was no longer a WBC featherweight World title eliminator after Frampton failed to make weight ahead of his comeback fight.

Frampton, a former double-weight World champion, was one pound over the 9-stone limit at Friday's weigh in.

The fight was scheduled to be Frampton's first bout since suffering his first professional defeat, against Leo Santa Cruz, in Las Vegas six-months ago.

“I’m disappointed, gutted,” Frampton told BBC Sport NI. “It was a freak accident and unfortunately you can’t really write things like this.

“I’ve just seen Andres there and for the fighter’s safety there’s no way that he could box. It’s a dangerous sport and I don’t think physically he should be allowed to box.

“I’d like to apologise for me being unprofessional and missing the weight. I did everything I could to get to the nine stone limit but it just seems to be getting harder.”

Frampton's manager Barry McGuigan said: "We're all so disappointed. It was a freak accident. He slipped in the shower, smashed his face, the guy is concussed. He has a deep gash on his chin, his nose, lost two of his teeth."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by REDBLOCK on 07-29-2017

[QUOTE=jri9d0;17898583]Odd place to pick a fight with dad...[/QUOTE] Not to mention they were both butt naked and weinies touched during the tussle. That's how ****ed up that scrap was cuz

Comment by soul_survivor on 07-29-2017

bunch of idiots on here as always anyway hope Guit is back to his best in the coming months and Frampton gets rescheduled for a fight soon

Comment by iamboxing on 07-29-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17899263][IMG]http://photo.boxingscene.com/uploads/andres-gutierrez-injuries.jpg[/IMG] This is photoshoped no doubt.[/QUOTE] oh ok I stand corrected, thanks for the update

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-29-2017

[QUOTE=jri9d0;17898534]Damn showers. Anyone remember Zab Judah and his freak accident?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=OctoberRed;17898578]But that was semi-bullsh*t because he actually had a fight with his father and they went through the shower door[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=engleby;17898608]so frampton fails to make weight and a freak accident…

Comment by iamboxing on 07-29-2017

Frampton paid him to say that rather than face humiliation of not making weight, he's so transparent...a sudden freak accident so recently before the fight gtfoh

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