‘The Jackal’ hasn’t fought since last December’s IBF world featherweight title reverse to Josh Warrington in Manchester.
The former two-weight world champion initially suggested he may retire, but went on to sign a what is said to bes a ‘huge deal’ with Top Rank.
The talk now is of a Stateside August return in Boston where victory would set up a WBO world title fight. The opponent for that world title tilt will more than likely be Oscar Valdez providing he comes through his defense versus Jason Sanchez and remains at the weight.
The 2019 fight plan and the extended break have the Belfast fighter feeling ‘rejuvenated’. He is two weeks back into camp and is looking forward to his ring return.
“It was a long break for me. I needed a big break after the Warrington loss but I’ve been busting to get back there,” said Frampton.
“I feel rejuvenated and I feel ready to go. I did a week here in Jamie Moore’s gym and another week over in New York and that’s me broken in now.”
“I’ve still got a bit of timber to shift but that’ll come off. I’m looking forward to getting a fight confirmed and over the line then we’ll head towards that.,” the 32-year-old adds before discussing his well received TKO Podcast and his new found role as a pundit.
“While I’ve been away, I’ve been doing lots of the podcast and a bit of co-commentary and punditry for things like the World Boxing Super Series and the recent AJ fight.
“I’ve been enjoying the media work and getting good feedback!”