Full details of Carl Frampton's Belfast bout to be announced this week
The waiting is almost over as full details of Carl Frampton's homecoming fight are due to be released later this week.
The 30 year-old revealed last week that he will fight in his home city on July 29. While a venue has yet to be unveiled, Windsor Park is rumoured to be the location of the much-anticipated bout.
Frampton's opponent is also as yet unknown but all of these details will be released at around 1pm on Wednesday afternoon at a press conference, where both Frampton AND his as yet unnamed opponent will be present.
The Tiger's Bay boxer is, of course, looking to bounce back from his first professional defeat when he lost his WBA super-featherweight title to Léo Santa Cruz at the MGM in January.
Frampton had been keen for a rematch with the Mexican but that bout could not be agreed on, nor could a showdown with IBF featherweight title holder Lee Selby, who has to honour his mandatory fight against Jonathan Victor Barros.
Unfortunately not. He has his Mandatory to fight but it's going to be an exciting one https://t.co/7c5yALAD47— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) June 7, 2017
Meanwhile, Belfast Boy Ryan Burnett took the IBF bantamweight world title in Belfast on Saturday evening, despite a controversial ruling: Being world champion means everything, Ryan Burnett declares
Belfast Telegraph Digital