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Carl Frampton still wants to realise 'dream' of boxing at Windsor Park

Boxer apologises as fans may miss out on tickets for SSE Arena fight

By Gareth Hanna

Carl Frampton says he is still 'desperate' to fight at Windsor Park.

The venue for his July 29 fight in Belfast had been rumoured to be the National Stadium at Windsor Park but was on Wednesday finally revealed to be the city's SSE Arena.

Frampton conceded that the Belfast Giants' home was unlikely to be big enough to hold his massive fan-base but indicated that he had not given up on fighting at the home of Northern Irish football.

"A lot of people were expecting that this would be at Windsor Park. I was hoping it would be at Windsor Park but it wasn't to be this time. My dream is to fight at Windsor Park and I want to do that at some point," he said.

Frampton also confirmed that talks are underway to set up a fan zone somewhere else in the city for supporters to take in his July 29 fight against Mexican Andres Gutierrez.

Watch Carl Frampton press conference: Andres Gutierrez fight at Belfast's SSE Arena on July 29 

"I understand a lot of people are going to miss out on tickets," he said. "I am extremely disappointed for the people. I wanted this to be in a big arena but it just wasn't to be this time. I desperately want to fight at Windsor Park in the future and the team are working closely to erect a screen somewhere in the city centre for fans to watch. It's unfortunate that some people are going to miss out on tickets but there's nothing we can do about it this time and I apologise."

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