Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton Could Go To Neutral Territory

by Shaun Brown

Frank Warren is hoping to announce Carl Frampton's next opponent next week.

Frampton (25-1, 14 KOs) was in Leeds on Saturday night to witness the thrilling battle between Lee Selby and Josh Warrington (27-0, 6 KOs), which saw the latter walk away as the new IBF Featherweight champion.

Frampton's next fight is scheduled for August 18, which Warren confirmed to Boxing Scene, at Windsor Park in Belfast.


"We're working on that now. We were working on that at the weekend. We've got a couple of ideas so we'll see where we go. I'd like to get something sorted out this week so we can announce it next week," Warren told 'Scene.

Speculation had been rife that Frampton would face Saturday night's winner in August but Warren told 'Scene that is now unlikely.

"He's [Warrington] been in camp for a long time. He's going to take a month off so it's not going to give me enough time to prepare."

Frampton currently holds interim honours at 126lbs with the WBO and is still searching for an opponent for his dream night at Windsor Park. Should 'The Jackal' come through his next bout his promoter says he still hopes to make Warrington v Frampton later in the year, but revealed it may not land in either man's home town.

"It might have to go to neutral territory but we'll see. Obviously indoors in Belfast the venue [SSE Arena] is roughly the same size as the one in Leeds [First Direct Arena]. We need a bigger venue than that so it might be that it has to go to neutral territory.

"I want to do that fight and I want to do that fight this year, that's what my intentions are. It's a big fight and I don't want it to go away. These two guys will put on a tremendous fight. Despite being nice fellas they're great fighters, they've got great support and it will be a barnburner."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by evets on 05-22-2018

Warrens **** the bed and Frampton deserves to be stuck with what he has got. If he really wanted a big name big fight in Windsor he should have went with Hearn. Warren will not put him in with the…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 05-22-2018

[QUOTE=TheBigLug;18793545]Russell keeps ducking out of having a consistent and solid career. His first 20 opponents were v TBA and then he's fought once a year since then. Waste of a talent in some ways.[/QUOTE] He's got the WBC belt. Seems…

Comment by Ecosse1 on 05-22-2018

Sounds to me as if Warren was expecting Selby to win, who would have been more eager to go to Belfast for another decent payday. Now Warrington has won, he knows he doesn't need to go to Belfast and risk…

Comment by TheBigLug on 05-22-2018

[QUOTE=BodiesInFlight;18793509]Damn deez brits keep ducking Gary Russell Jr[/QUOTE] Russell keeps ducking out of having a consistent and solid career. His first 20 opponents were v TBA and then he's fought once a year since then. Waste of a talent in…

Comment by NEETzsche on 05-22-2018

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;18793446]Why not Gary Russell Jr at Windsor Park?[/QUOTE] Warren says in this article that he's targetting Warrington vs Frampton before the end of the year, so he's not going to pit Frampton against someone even tougher than Warrington in a…

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