Carl Frampton hopes that he can now focus on becoming a three-weight world champion.

The Belfast super-featherweight has been wrangled in a court battle with his former mentor Barry McGuigan.

Frampton, who is a former WBA Super world champion at featherweight and a unified king down at super-bantamweight having held the WBA and IBF crowns, sued the head honcho of Cyclone Promotions and was in court for a marathon 19 days before revealing on Thursday that he was "extremely happy" with the terms of the agreement and welcomed the end of the dispute.

He said the past three-and-a-half years had been "difficult but necessary”.

And now Frampton, who was last in the ring 12 months ago against Tyler McCreary at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and has a record of 28-2 with 16 quick, is aiming to win a clash against WBO world champion at 130 pounds, Jamel Herring, to claim a global honour in a third weight class.

“I am glad that this chapter of my life is now behind me and my focus now, as always, remains on becoming a three-weight world champion in 2021.”

Frank Warren, the head of Queensberry Promotions which looks after the UK side of Frampton’s promotional deal alongside Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. Stateside, said recently that the plan would be for the fight between ‘The Jackal’ and Herring (22-2, 10 KOs) to be staged in January next year.

Further details regarding the fight will be revealed in due course, though it is understood that the rescheduled British super-featherweight title defence of Anthony Cacace –– a former promotional stablemate of Frampton’s at Cyclone –– against ex-WBO European king Lyon Woodstock could land on the undercard.