Carl Frampton has admitted he is disappointed to have been stripped of his WBA super bantamweight World title this week, but the Belfast fighter certainly isn’t distraught.
Frampton added the WBA crown to his WBC strap by defeating Scott Quigg in Mnachester in February, but when it came apparent he preferred a move up to featherweight or an IBF defence against Shingo Wake the WBA elected to strip him of his crown.
The South American organisation had ordered Frampton to defend against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, a champion they themselves had stripped for inactivity, but Cyclone Promotions are exploring other oppositions for their charge.
“It’s disappointing to have the title taken away but that’s boxing,” Frampton said of being stripped.
“The world hasn’t come to an end and my career continues to move in the right direction. In boxing, you can’t get away from the politics of the sport,” Frampton added in the Sunday Life newspaper.
Ireland’s first ever unified World champion also confirmed talks are still ongoing with Leo Santa Cruz.
“Talks are ongoing for a fight between me and Leo Santa Cruz and that would be massive,” added Frampton.