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Andres Gutierrez plans Belfast return – but Carl Frampton has other ideas

Andres Gutierrez wants to return to Belfast and take on Carl Frampton later this year – but the feeling is not mutual

The Mexican told the Sunday Life that “I will be ready to fight Carl Frampton in November,” after their initial fight sensationally fell through. ‘The Jackal’ however has other plans which include big names and world titles.

Gutierrez [35(25)-1(0)-1] was due to fight the former two-weight champĀ in Belfast last Saturday before his by now infamous shower accident put paid to Frampton’s homecoming at the SSE Odyssey Arena.

The clash was meant to provide the Belfast 30 year old with the chance to fight in front of his loyal support, provide a confidence boosting passage back to winning ways, and act as a warm up for a return to potential World title action before the year is out.

In that regard some suggested it may be better to postpone rather than cancel indefinitely – although others noted that time is of the essence.

Cyclone Promotions confirmed in the aftermath of the cancellation that they wereĀ investigating suitable dates for a rescheduling.

HoweverĀ Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] now seems keen to bypass a Gutierrez comeback and go straight back in atĀ World title level before the end of 2017.

ā€œI want big fights from now on, I want a world title fight next and I have to make sure that I am mentally, totally focused on the job because when I am then I have no issues with weight,ā€ he said in his Sunday Life column before claiming he will take time to refresh his mind.

ā€œIā€™m now going to chill out for a bit and get my mind refreshed and then I want to go again before Christmas and get back on the top of the featherweight division.ā€

Frampton last fought in January, losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz on a majority decision in a Las Vegas rematch.

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