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Frampton Looking to Skip Ahead to a Title Shot Next

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Frampton Looking to Skip Ahead to a Title Shot Next

Former two-division Carl Frampton has made it known that he doesn’t want to waste the rest of his career on “tune-up” matches.

Frampton was slated to be in action this Saturday against Saturday night Emmanuel Dominguez in Philadelphia, but the contest was withdrawn on Monday after Frampton had suffered a severe hand injury when a hotel ornament was knocked over and landed right on his hand, causing two fractures.

While the fight this Saturday was going to be his first since his defeat to Josh Warrington last December, the plan in the end for him is still to go after a world title.

“I don’t wanna have another fight like this. Look, the plan was to have this fight, and fight for a world title. So the plan now is still to fight for a world title. This fight has not happened. It hasn’t happened for whatever reason. I’m absolutely gutted. But I don’t want to have another Emmanuel Dominguez type opponent, and then fight for a world title,” Frampton told TKO presenter Chris Lloyd on his latest podcast episode of JOE.

“It’s a waste of your time, isn’t it? It is, and I’m not getting any younger,” Frampton continued. “I don’t want to be sitting around waiting here. I want to be involved in big fights, and I want to go straight back into a big title.

Frampton on the podcast hinted that regardless of weight division, he was looking at getting another crack at a title.

“I want to go out in a f***ing blaze of glory here,” Frampton said on the podcast.”I want to be a world champion again. If I get offered a shot against any world champion, featherweight or super-featherweight, I’m taking it, absolutely no doubt in my mind.”

We’ll see once his hand heals if this comes to fruition as before he signed with Top Rank this year, looking to go after titleholder Leo Santa Cruz for the rubber match of their contests but has since mentioned that Santa Cruz doesn’t want a third fight with him.

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