Carl Frampton has got a secret he wants you to keep from his wife Christine
Carl Frampton has got a secret he wants you to help him keep from his wife.
At Frampton's press conference to preview his Saturday November 18 homecoming bout at the SSE Arena, no opponent was named but the boxer is looking further ahead.
As he begins life with new promoter Frank Warren, Carl said he's looking at seeking another five years out of his professional career - but it doesn't seem like he has run that past wife Christine yet.
"It's an exciting stage for me now," he said. "I'm 30 years old but the last couple of years I was talking about the day I can retire. Now I'm excited and enjoying boxing again. I had been telling my Missus that it's 32 and I'm out but now I can see myself going until I'm 35. She's away at the toilet as I say that so don't tell her."
Frampton says there are a range of fighters that could fit the bill for his dream 2018 bout at Windsor Park that he is adamant will happen.
"I got a guarantee from Frank and that's what I want - to fight at Windsor Park. Frank is going to take me to Windsor," he reiterated.
"It needs to be a big name. There are loads of names. Santa Cruz - that is the fight I desperately want but you've got (Lee) Selby (IBF featherweight world champion), Gary Russell (WBC featherweight world champion), Oscar Valdez (WBO featherweight world champion), Josh Warrington. There are a lot of potentially huge fights for me but we'll get to those boys the fight after next."
Warrington will fight Dennis Ceylan on October 1 in an IBF eliminator for the right to take on current champion Selby.
Frampton also discussed the possibility of taking on superfeighterweight WBA title holder Jezreel Corrales. If Carl were to snatch that belt, it would add to his super-bantamweight and featherweight titles he held between 2014 and January this year.
"I believe I've got another world title in me," he said. "We were looking at guys before in the super featherweight division, Jezreel Corrales the WBA champion but I've just moved up to featherweight so I thought it was a step too far yet but going by his last performance, I think I would beat him and become a three weight world champion which is a proper ambition of mine as well."
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