Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Boxing

Carl Frampton sets date for next fight - and it's going to be in Belfast

'It's going to be an exciting one'

Carl Frampton has set his date for his next fight - and it will be in Belfast.

The Belfast boxer has told fans to keep July 29 free and that he "can't wait to box at home".

A press conference will be held in the next week and tickets will go on sale straight after.

Read more: Carl Frampton has plenty of options to weigh up for summer battle

Frampton lost his WBA featherweight title to big rival Leo Santa Cruz in January and was hoping for a third fight with the Mexican this summer but that has not materialised and so the Belfast man's camp have been working on the next best option.

With Santa Cruz ruled out, IBF champion Lee Selby is also out of the equation with the Welshman set to defend his title against Jonathan Victor Barros.

Frampton again reiterated that it would not be Lee Seelby but promised "it's going to be an exciting one".

Frampton has previously spoken about a move to 130lb in a bid to become the first Irish fighter to win World titles at three different weight classes, though the WBA super-featherweight champion Jezreel Corrales is pencilled in to defend his title against Mexican Robinson Castellanos on July 15.

Frampton remains a man in demand at featherweight as he is the biggest box office attraction in the 9st division and WBO champion Oscar Valdez has made it clear that he would be prepared to come to Belfast and put his title on the line.

Belfast Telegraph Digital


From Belfast Telegraph