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Oscar Valdez 'would cross Atlantic to fight Frampton,' says trainer Robles

By Jonny Bell

WBO featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez would have no problem crossing the Atlantic to take on Carl Frampton, according to his trainer.

Frampton is on the lookout for an opponent for a summer showdown at Windsor Park after both Leo Santa Cruz and Lee Selby - thought to be among his preferred choices - were ruled out.

Speaking to Boxing News Manny Robles, trainer for Valdez, said the Mexican would be prepared to come to Belfast for a title fight against The Jackal.

“Can you imagine Oscar Valdez versus Carl Frampton? A big fight," said Robles.

He wants to fight the best. Manny Robles

Frampton has in the past said he would be keen on taking on Valdez.

Robles added: "[Valdez] wants to unify to make a statement but when you have fighters like Carl Frampton or Abner Mares these are big name fighters that you don’t need a belt to make a good fight like that. ”

“Oscar wouldn’t have a problem crossing the Atlantic to fight Carl Frampton. I’m sure he wouldn’t have a problem with that. He wants to fight the best. He wants to be the best. It doesn’t matter how, where, when. I know my fighter, I know what I have and he wants to be considered pound for pound one of the best fighters in the world."

Frampton has said there is a number of names in the hat for his next opponent which he is near certain will be around the start of August and at Windsor Park.

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