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Canadian star wants Carl Frampton fight

Tyson Cave has yet again called out Belfast’s Carl Frampton.

The slick Canadian southpaw won the lightly-regarded World Boxing Union title on Saturday at the Dartmouth Sportsplex in Nova Scotia.

Cave [28(11)-3(1)] scored a second round stoppage over Walter Rojas [24(23)-8(8)-1], sending the Argentinian to the canvas thrice.

Rojas was a late replacement for Mexico’s Jesus Rios [31(25)-8(8)-1].

Afterwards, 34 year old Cave spoke of his intentions to travel across the Atlantic for big fights. The Halifax fighter declared that “my first order is we’re going to war in England, we’re coming over to fight Paul Economides, then we want Scott Quigg or Carl Frampton, whoever wins that fight, that’s who we want.”

Cave is now working in association with the prolific Malta Boxing Commision and will hope for an explosive introduction against Welshman Economides [18(4)-5(2)].

This is the second time that Cave – who, in 2010, as a 10-0 prospect, was knocked out by Limerick’s Willie Casey – has called out IBF champ Frampton.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie