Josh Warrington made Carl Frampton think again

Josh Warrington has made Carl Frampton think twice.

The Leeds fighter had one of Ireland’s greatest on the verge of retirement and made ‘The Jackal’ seriously think about his future when he beat him last December.

With some time to reflect and having studied the IBF world title reverse the now Top Rank fighter has elected to fight on.

The 32 year old, who looks set to be on an Oscar Valdez collision course, realizes he got caught up in Warrington’s fight and thus lessened his chances of securing a win most had him nailed on to get. Having studied the fight he now knows he has to think again and use his boxing brain to navigate his way to world level victories.

Heading into his Philadelphia hosted clash with Emmanuel Dominguez on August 10 the popular former two weight world title holder claims he returns to America armed with the lessons learnt for his failed world title challenge.

“I’ve been sparring again for a while and if I was getting beaten up in the gym, I may be thinking twice about my career, this fight and everything else.

“I’ve been performing and feeling good and if I’m going to take anything out of the Warrington defeat, it’s that I need to use my feet and my boxing brain and not get involved in a fight.

“If there’s anything positive to come out of getting beaten up by Josh Warrington it’s that I’m starting to think again!

“I’m really looking forward to this. Philadelphia is a big fight city. It’s where Rocky came from obviously but there’s also Bernard Hopkins and Joe Frazier. You’ve got Danny Garcia as well at the moment.

“I’m going out there next Thursday and it’ll be a good trip.”


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