Date revealed for Carl Frampton’s next fight


Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] today confirmed his new promoter.

Through his weekly column with the Sunday Life, ‘The Jackal’ announced that he will now be fighting under the banner of Frank Warren on BT Sport and BoxNation following his split with the McGuigan family.

The Belfast featherweight also revealed that his next fight will take place at home, with a press conference to formally announce the Belfast bill to take place during the week.

However, the date of homecoming card has seemingly been revealed by one of the other fighters who will feature.

Last Born Boxing Promotions, the management team of WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete, have been over the weekend teasing details of their man’s next fight via social media.

South African Tete [25(20)-3(1)] is now a promotional stablemate of Frampton with Warren, and it looks as though the former IBF super flyweight champion will feature on the same Belfast card as the returning Tigers Bay man.

The date been spoken of by Last Born is Saturday November 18th, and they have also said that they will be coming to Belfast for a press conference during the week, presumably Wednesday.

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As Frampton is to fight in Belfast by the end of 2017, it would almost certainly be the card which Tete’s team are referring to – with the likelihood of Warren running two separate shows in Belfast within a matter of weeks looking exceedingly slim.

It seem likely that many of Frampton’s new team-mates at Mack The Knife Global, who he took on in an advisory role this week, will also surely feature.

Frampton has not fought in Belfast since February of 2015 when he stopped Chris Avalos in five to defend his IBF super bantamweight world title.

A homecoming at the SSE Odyssey Arena in June against Alejandro Gutierrez fell through the night before when the Mexican suffered freak injuries following a slip in the shower.

A venue for the card on November 18th is not known, however the Odyssey is currently free on that date and it can reasonably be assumed that the show will take place there.

In terms of the fight itself for Frampton, who last fought in January, the 30 year old has spoken of how it will be more of a tune-up, albeit against a solid foe, ahead of a return to title level and big names in 2018.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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