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Carl Frampton on object watch ahead of ring return – ‘Jackal’ to avoid another freak accident

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Carl Frampton will be on the look out for ornaments, pillars and anything not pinned down that can do damage en route to the scales in Las Vegas today.

‘The Jackal’ suffered the most bizarre hand injury ahead of his last fight and doesn’t want anything similar to happen again.

Just days out from a scheduled Philadelphia clash against Emmanuel Dominguez back in August a hotel lobby incident saw him injure his hand.

What was called an ornament but more resembled a pillar fell on his hand and forced him out of the comeback fight.

In a statement at the time Frampton said,

“Today a freak accident occurred. A large ornament, in the hotel lobby, was knocked over accidentally and hit me on the left hand, fracturing the fifth metacarpal.

“I’m extremely disappointed for the travelling support, and for myself and for my team.

“I’ve put everything into this camp. I’ve been away from my amazing wife and kids for most of it and it all seems like a waste.”

The incident really hit Frampton hard, another frustrating element to a frustrating year. Not to mention he wasn’t overly pleased with some of the conspiracy theories that followed.

However, in true Frampton fashion he was able to make of light of it in the build up to this weekends clash.

“I will not be going near any objects,” Frampton when talking to www.BoxingScene.com of the past incident.

“It was just one of those things, you can’t really plan for it.”

“Honestly, if it didn’t happen to me, I’d have called bullshit if someone told me that story,” admits Frampton. I’d have loved to get the odds from a bookie on something like that happening.”

“I was upset at the time. I felt like a whole camp had been wasted, time away from my family had been wasted. Look, you just have to deal with it and move on and kind of try and forget about it and move on. I’m looking forward to the fight. By the time the fight comes around, it will be {nearly} a year since I’ve been in the ring.”

‘The Jackal’ finally returns to the ring this weekend. The two division titlist fights for the first time since last December when he takes on undefeated American Tylere McCreary live on ESPN+ in Las Vegas this Saturday.

Frampton is hopeful victory will lead to another world title shot and he holds Irish history making three weight world title aspirations.

Another fighter on the Cosmopolitan hosted card that will want to avoid a repeat of an accident is former Frampton foe Andres Gutierrez.

The Mexican, who fights Oscar Valdez on the card, was due to face Frampton in the Summer of 2017, but fell in the shower on weigh in day – and the fight was called off due the injuries he sustained.



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