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Frampton Open To Gary Russell, Smiles at Warrington's Style

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.

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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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shadoww702 on 10-15-2018

[QUOTE=Introspective;19195716]Some white bloke from leeds.[/QUOTE] Makes sense! Just googled it and I see his pic now. He doesnt look like much??? Frampton should be able to beat him

Comment by THEFRESHBRAWLER on 10-15-2018

GRJ is a part time boxer. So much talent going to waste

Comment by Introspective on 10-15-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19195616]Who is this Gary Russell Jr guy???[/QUOTE] Some white bloke from leeds.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 10-15-2018

Who is this Gary Russell Jr guy???

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 10-15-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;19195315][B][SIZE="5"]Carl Fraudton[/SIZE][/B], you are now interested in Gary Russell jr. after YEARS of silence, despite the numerous challenges that the American WBC feather-weight champion has issued to you?! Could it be that since the WBC has ordered Santa Cruz vs.…

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