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Frampton to release injury evidence for the ‘conspiracy theorists’

Carl Frampton says he has shown the evidence to disprove any doubts surrounding his withdrawal from action this Saturday night.

Frampton was set to return to the ring for the first time since he suffered world title defeat to Josh Warrington in Leeds last December.

However, a freak accident resulted in him breaking a bone in his hand on Tuesday and ‘The Jackal’ had to pullout of his proposed fight with Mexican┬áEmmanuel Dominguez.

A form of pillar feel on the former world champion’s hand while he sat in a hotel lobby, smashing a marble table in the process and leaving Frampton in no condition to fight.┬á

Bizarrely something similar happened to Frampton in the summer of 2017 when a shower fall a day before the scheduled clash prevented Andres Gutierrez from fighting the now-Top Rank fighter. 

Some on social media felt the chances of another freak incident were too slim for it to be believed – and when the news broke the a vocal few cried foul.┬á

Video footage released soon after should have put paid to any queries, but Frampton claims he will further disprove the doubters and conspiracy theorists by producing evidence of his injury.

┬á┬á“You talk about the Gutierrez fight and what happened here, it looks bizarre and it is bizarre,” admitted a devastated Frampton.

“We’ve got enough evidence documented, I’ve got X-ray photographs that will be released at some point. Once I get the disc put into a computer and printed out, we can release X-ray images of the hand, that it’s broken. We’ve got enough documented evidence to show that this was a real incident.

“You’ve got conspiracy theorists and other people who like to put their nose in and say silly things. I can’t let that bother me. I know what happened and I’ve got a lot of support.”


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com