Two division world champion Carl Frampton (26-1, 15 KOs) is hungry to reclaim a world title.
He gets the opportunity on December 22, when he faces undefeated IBF featherweight world champion Josh Warrington (27-0, 6 KOs) at Manchester Arena.
Warrington makes the first defense of the title he captured after shocking Lee Selby with a twelve round split decision in May.
Frampton had picked Selby to beat Warrington and admits he was surprised by the unexpected outcome.
"The Warrington fight was an upset. I thought Selby was going to win pretty convincingly, but Selby was done at the weight. About 30 seconds into the fight, they were holding in a bit of a clinch, and Warrington just threw Selby around, positioning him on the ropes like he was a rag doll," Frampton told Premier Boxing Champions.
At the same time, Frampton loves the style of Warrington and believes that it's tailor-made.
"I knew it was going to be a difficult night for Selby, and there was no denying Warrington in a good performance. But again, if you wanna talk about fighters who were made for me, Warrington has a come-forward, aggressive style and he’s not a big puncher," Frampton said.
The fight Frampton wants most is a trilogy clash with Leo Santa Cruz, who handed the Belfast boxer his only career defeat.
The World Boxing Council has recently ordered their featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr., to make a mandatory defense against Santa Cruz, who holds the WBA belt.
Some insiders are giving Russell the edge to win that contest.
Should Russell face and defeat Santa Cruz, Frampton is certainly more than willing to fight him as well.
"Gary Russell is a terrific fighter—certainly one of, if not, the best featherweights in the division. Gary’s a different type of opponent than Leo Santa Cruz. He’s got very fast hands, picks his shots well and is a very explosive fighter," Frampton said.