Carl Frampton's delayed world title showdown with Jamel Herring is facing new uncertainty over a possible switch of venue.
The fight was due to take place at The Copper Box Arena in London tomorrow week, February 27, but that has been postponed after the Belfast boxer suffered a hand injury.
A report yesterday suggested the contest could be rescheduled for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates a month later on March 27. His MTK management have staged several bills there during the Covid-19 pandemic although travel restrictions have seen others recently relocated to England, including Belfast fighter Sean McComb's Commonwealth lightweight contest with Gavin Gwynne in Bolton tonight.
Asked if his bid for Herring's WBO world super-featherweight belt would still be in London, Frampton said: "That's a good question, I don't know. I assume so but I don't know."
Revealing further details of his hand injury, Frampton insisted: "It's just a twinge, nothing serious. It's not a broken hand again and the advice I got was to rest it. I didn't think I would get the postponement if I'm being honest so I was going to fight on February 27 just with a sore hand but I got it and I'll be going into the fight fully fit.
"I need to be fully fit to win this fight, it's a hard fight. This isn't about a pay day, just stepping through the ropes to get paid, I want to win and I need to be at my very best. My hand is almost better, I haven't sparred in about 12 days and I don't want to go too early but I reckon I'll be back sparring by Monday."