Frampton: I'll show I'm still world class
Carl Frampton says he is fired up to put in a performance that can seal a world title shot before the end of the year when he returns to the ring on August 10.
The Jackal will take on Mexican Emmanuel Dominguez in the Liacouras Center, Philadaelphia, nine months on from his loss at the hands of IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington. With a potential clash against WBO World featherweight champion Oscar Valdez in the pipeline, Frampton is eager to impress.
Frampton said: "Dominguez is a tall, young, hungry featherweight, so I'll need to be on my game. I have this deep, deep desire to become world champion again and the I know that the Valdez fight is dangling in front of me.
"Winning is always the most important thing, but I want to do it in style."
For Dominguez is an opportunity to cause a huge upset and potentially gatecrash his way into an all-Mexican battle with Valdez.
"Carl Frampton is already looking ahead to an Oscar Valdez fight, which gives me added motivation," said Dominguez.
"I am not a stepping stone. I am coming to Philadelphia prepared to ruin Carl's plans."