‘Devastated’ Carl Frampton releases video showing damage done in ‘freak accident’

Carl Frampton has confirmed reports he has pulled out of his fight against Emmanuel Dominguez after breaking his left hand in what he labelled a “freak accident”.

‘The Jackal’ was set to fight for the first time since his defeat to Josh Warrington in December of last year with a clash against the Mexican scheduled for Saturday night.

Rumours spread Monday evening that an accident had occurred which would rule the world title hopeful out of the fight, before reports broke later on that the fight was off.

Despite solid information from well connected sources some remained skeptical, but the two weight world title winner took to social media to confirm he won’t fight on the top of the Top Rank ESPN+ bill.

In a Twitter post, the 32-year-old confirmed he was injured when a large ornament in the hotel lobby was knocked over accidentally and hit him on the left hand.

Frampton revealed the accident resulted in him “fracturing the 5th metacarpal”.

He expressed his disappointment and revealed his devastation.

“I’m absolutely devastated.”

“I’m extremely disappointed for the travelling support and for myself and my team”, Frampton wrote on Monday night.

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

“Although it was out of my control, I’d like to apologise to Emmanuel, MTK Global, Top Rank, my team, my travelling support and to my wife and kids for being away so long.”

After revealing details of the accident and confirming he was off the card, the fighter also released a video which showed just how big the ornament was and the damage it done to both his hand and a marble table.

Frampton experienced the other end of a hotel accident back in July of 2017. The featherweight was due to fight for the first time since his rematch defeat to Leo Santa Cruz at the Odyssey Arena.

However, the day before the fight was due to happen  Andres Gutierrez slipped in the shower and suffered injuries that preventing him from fighting.


Jonny Stapleton

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