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."