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Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton with his wife Christine after defeating Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 21/04/2018 THE VACANT WBO INTERIM WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 X 3 Minute Rounds CARL FRAMPTON 8st 13lbs 3oz V NONITO DONAIRE 8st 13lbs 5oz. Picture Mark marlow
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton celebrates after defeating Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton celebrates after defeating Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 21/04/2018 THE VACANT WBO INTERIM WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 X 3 Minute Rounds CARL FRAMPTON 8st 13lbs 3oz V NONITO DONAIRE 8st 13lbs 5oz. Picture Mark marlow
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton embraces Nonito Donaire at the end of their epic 12-round bout in April 2018.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton gets his hands strapped before his bout with Nonito Donaire for the WBO interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton gets his hands strapped before his bout with Nonito Donaire for the WBO interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton gets his hands strapped before his bout with Nonito Donaire for the WBO interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Zolani Tete and Omar Andres Narvaez fight for the WBO World Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Zolani Tete and Omar Andres Narvaez fight for the WBO World Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tyrone McKenna ahead of his Super-Lightweight bout
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna defeats Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna with Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna with Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna with Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Rory McIlroy watches on during the Frampton v Donaire card at the SSE Arena
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Luke Keeler sustained significant cuts during Saturday night's WBO European Middleweight Contest aginst Conrad Cummings at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Marco McCullough defeats Arnoldo Solano during Saturday nights super featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Marco McCullough defeats Arnoldo Solano during Saturday nights super featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Steven Ward defeats Michal Ciach during Saturday nights International Light-Heavyweight weight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Steven Ward defeats Michal Ciach during Saturday nights International Light-Heavyweight weight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Steven Ward with Michal Ciach during Saturday nights International Light-Heavyweight weight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McCullagh defeats Elvis Guillen during Saturday nights International Featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McCullagh defeats Elvis Guillen during Saturday nights International Featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Alex Dickinson v Lee Carter at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Alex Dickinson celebrates v Lee Carter at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
David Oliver Joyce (left) against Jordan Ellison
David Oliver Joyce celebrates victory over Jordan Ellison
Gareth Hanna

By Gareth Hanna

Carl Frampton will box at Windsor Park in August, according to promoter Frank Warren. But who will he face?

Frampton secured the WBO Interim World Featherweight title with victory over Nonito Donaire at Belfast's SSE Arena on Saturday evening. He is now the mandatory fight for champ Óscar Valdez.

However, that's a bout that may never happen with Valdez rumoured to be moving up in weight. If that happens, Frampton would be automatically crowned as WBO World Featherweight champion.

In that case, Frampton would likely turn his sights to a unification bout. Lee Selby has made his desire to fight Frampton known. He takes on Josh Warrington next month in the defence of his IBF crown.

And then, of course, there is a certain Leo Santa Cruz, the WBA Super Featherweight title-holder who beat Frampton in January 2017.

The next port of call will be assessing WBO champ Valdez' broken jaw, sustained during his successful title defence against Scott Quigg last month, and determining whether or not he will be shifting weights.

"I will be writing to the WBO to see what the situation is with Valdez," said promoter Frank Warren.

"Should he be forced to vacate the title then Carl will be elevated to being the champion or we push hard for him to make his mandatory defence against Carl.

"The other option for Carl is the winner of the fight between Selby and Warrington facing him at Windsor Park so we have to wait and see what happens there. The next month will make it a lot clearer about who Carl will be facing at Windsor.

"The main thing is that we are going to deliver him his dream fight at Windsor which we always said we would do and it will be a world title fight," said Warren.

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