Dogboe not signed but Frampton confirms ‘meaningful’ Vegas fight

Carl Frampton  [26(15)-2(0)] knows the where and when, but still claims the WHO is up in the air with regard to his next fight.

The Belfast fighter will fight for the first time since his BBBofC Fight of the Year winner with Josh Warrington in Las Vegas in November, but speaking this weekend confirmed an opponent has yet to be agreed.

Reports published early this month have ‘The Jackal’ fighting fellow former super bantamweight world champion Isaac Dogboe  [20(14)-2(1)] on his return.

However, the 32-year-old reconfirmed there is no certainty in terms of opponent.

Frampton admits Dogboe has been mentioned, but revealed so have others.

“Isaac Dogboe is a potential (opponent) it’s still not completed. I have a definite date, I will be fighting on a certain date, but an opponent isn’t over the line,” Frampton told IFL TV.

My next fight is going to be Vegas. It’s great to be able to go back there again and hopefully we can start making an official announcement soon.

While ‘Royal Storm’ isn’t officially the opponent, Frampton reveals someone of his quality and notoriety will be in the opposite corner.


The fighter with an eye on reclaiming world champion status reveals ESPN are demanding a fight worthy of the TV platform it will be given.

As a result the Top Rank fighter will be involved in a ‘meaningful’ fight on a card that will play host to potential future foe Oscar Valdez’s super featherweight debut.

“There are a few names floating about, but it has to be a very very meaningful fight for ESPN. ESPN want it to be a good fight, an exciting fight. Me and Dogboe would be a great fight, but if it’s not him it would be another quality fighter.”

Dogboe has yet to confirm the fight is a go ahead as of yet, but believes if it is signed he will win by knockout.

“Dogboe Frampton, when this fight comes on and everyone knows I said it first, I am going to knock him out and then I am going to call for that Irish man Conor McGregor,” said the Ghanaian Brit. 


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