Published: 13:43 | 7/8/19

Frampton wants world title fight


Boxer Carl Frampton wants a world title fight sooner rather than later after a freak injury caused his latest fight to be postponed.

The Belfast-born featherweight had been due to fight Mexican Emmanuel Dominguez next Saturday night but suffered a freak injury in a Philadelphia hotel when a large ornament fell on him and broke a bone in his hand.

It would have been his first fight since losing to Josh Warrington last December.

There had been speculation that the former double weight world champion would retire after that defeat, but he signed a new multi-fight deal with Top Rank in March.

Speaking of his frustration at the injury and the bizarre way it occurred, he said he now wanted to push on and go straight to a world title fight.

"I want to push on and go straight for a world title - go straight in at the deep at end and go out in a blaze of glory," he explained. 

"I don't want to fight at the level of opposition like Emmanuel Dominguez.

"I had the perfect training camp, my weight was perfect and I was feeling strong.

"Luckily the ornament hit my hand and not my head, for it would have killed me. It was absolutely bizarre, you couldn't write it.

"I've lost a purse, a potential shot at a world title and 12 weeks away from my wife and kids - I'm angry.

"The plan was to have this fight and then go for a world title. So the plan is to still fight for a world title in my next fight."

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