Carl Frampton called out by super bantamweight contender

“Carl Frampton, he knows that he gets whooped!”

That’s the warning for Belfast’s IBF world champion, who has been called out by super bantamweight contender Tyson Cave [27(10)-3(1)].

Irish fans may remember Cave who, in 2010, as a 10-0 prospect, was knocked out by Limerick’s Willie Casey.

Over the weekend, the Canadian spoke to the ‘Boxing With The Truth’ podcast about his plans for the future, and ‘The Prince of Hali’ foresees a bout with ‘The Jackal’ in the near future.

Cave feels that “me and Carl Frampton would be a good fight,” but the unorthodox southpaw would be confident of beating the champion, arguing that “you can not beat someone who you can not hit.”

The Nova Scotian fights Colombia’s Walberto Ramos [23(16)-7(5)-2] at the weekend for the IBF International title as part of a ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ card in Toronto. The 33 year old feels that a win here will put him in line for a shot at Frampton, explaining that “the IBF have seen my skills and they think that me and Frampton would be a good fight.”

“I’m #15 right now in the IBF, when I win this they say they will put me #5.”

Indeed the former Canadian, WBC Continental Americas, and NABA champion, believes that the Belfast man is the most likely of all the current world champions to step in the ring with him, musing that “of all the guys, I think Frampton will be the one to fight me, to give Tyson Cave his shot, so big up to Carl Frampton, he’s a great fighter – but at the end of the day, I’m coming to whoop that ass!”

Joe O'Neill

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