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Frampton Reveals World Title Plan; Wants Return Pre-Christmas

By Elliot Foster

Carl Frampton is planning on another assault at world level before he retires.

The Belfast featherweight was due to fight in Philadelphia earlier this month where victory over Emmanuel Dominguez was meant to set him up for a pre-Christmas world title fight.

But Frampton suffered a freak hand injury during fight week as an ornament fell on him and forced him out of the fight at the Liacouras Center, exclusively live on BT Sport and ESPN+.

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And now, the 32-year-old wants to be back between the ropes before the end of the year.

“My plan is to box in America in December and my team are already looking at a couple of dates and then there is a real possibility that I would fight for a world title around March or April – at featherweight or super-featherweight,” he said in his weekly Sunday Life column.

“I know immediately after the injury I said I wanted to go straight for a world title but, thinking rationally, it makes sense to have a fight before that because I have been out of the ring for so long.”

‘The Jackal’ was set to return on the back of an eight-month layoff after losing a challenge to IBF featherweight world champion Josh Warrington last December at Manchester Arena.

But the injury he suffered will mean that he will be out for a little while longer yet.

“It is medically known as a ‘non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal mid-shaft’ which is otherwise known as a ‘boxer’s fracture’,” he added. “It’s the kind of thing happens when someone hits someone on the head in a pub fight or it can easily happen in the ring when you hit someone on top of the head. With me, it was a freestanding ornament and I still can’t quite believe that happened.”

Frampton is unable to punch for at least eight weeks but is planning to fight for the world title again sooner rather than later.

Return details for the former IBF and WBA Super world super-bantamweight champion will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by P4P Forever on 08-20-2019

Frampton reveals world title plan? He fighting in DEC. Hahaha let me guess Uncle Bob will feed him to Valdez @130 for one last payday, bob will build this crap up.

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 08-20-2019

Frampton suffers from the same entitlement disorder that Khan has. If he wants some alphabet strap action then how about *earning* it by whooping some top 5 fighters? Carl's head says "let's go" but his heart says "no, I ain't…

Comment by Corelone on 08-20-2019

Frampton hasnt been right since Quigg, Gonzalez caught him going flat footed, Warrington fought his shadow. I don't know how long Carl stays around, but I hope they don't have to drag him out of the ring.

Comment by Adamsc151 on 08-20-2019

Frampton's not been the same since his reversal with Leo Santa Cruz. Fought brilliantly in the 1st fight, looked a shadow in the 2nd and hasn't rediscovered form since. IBO or WBA "regular" may be the only "world" titles he's…

Comment by tophat1 on 08-20-2019

[QUOTE=tokon;19999842]Too small for super-feather. Retirement fund fights is all.[/QUOTE] would have to agree

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