Carl Frampton: 'I will never fight my mate Michael Conlan'
Frampton tells fight fans to forget about a fight with Mick
Carl Frampton has said he will never fight fellow Belfast man Michael Conlan.
The Tiger's Bay man, writing in the Sunday Life, said: "Why certain parts of the media keep bringing it up is beyond me because it is quite obvious Mick and I are at two completely different stages of our careers, and secondly we're mates, so when you put those two things together it just makes the whole suggestion absurd.
"Quite simply, once and for all, Mick and I will never fight and I hope this puts an end to all the silly talk and questions."
Frampton said both men were "fed up" of having to answer the question.
He added: "Mick is a developing professional and I'm at a stage of my career where I'm looking to have world title fights because who knows how long I have left."
Frampton is currently training for a fight at Windsor Park against Luke Jackson on August 18.
Conlan picked up an eighth professional victory last week, with a win over Adeilson Dos Santos in Belfast.
Frampton added: "There's a lot that goes in to developing into a top professional and Mick is on his way to the top, but people need to get off his back and be a bit more patients because it doesn't happen over night."
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