The two-weight world champion brings a massive event to his home city on August 18th and, even with ‘The Jackal’s’ massive pulling power, with 20,000 seats to fill, an eye-catching opponent may be needed.
With all the reigning world champions effectively ruled out it seems likely the Belfast star will make a WBO interim featherweight title defence at the stadium and at present none of the top 15 in that ranking organisation – bar Kid Galahad and perhaps Ryan Walsh – will be known to the more casual boxing fan.
Frampton himself has called for a big name and would like his opponent to be confirmed soon.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, promoter Frank Warren promised that he is on the hunt for an opponent fitting of the venue and the event.
“Carl has his date at Windsor, he’s the WBO interim featherweight champion and we are looking to make sure he has a big fight at Windsor,” the veteran fight maker said.
Warren was speaking days after he saw another of his fighters, Josh Warrington, win a title at the weight.
The Leeds fighter defeated champion Lee Selby to claim the IBF featherweight title in a bout from which ‘The Jackal’ had hoped his August 18th opponent would emerge from.
However, this previously outlined ‘plan’ looks to have been nothing more than a soundbite, with Warrington being ruled out of a Frampton clash almost immediately.
The Summer date, as many had expected, comes to early for the newly crowned champion but Warren has plans for the pair to meet in a massive clash – possibly next Summer.
“A fight between Josh and Carl will happen but it is too early for it to take place in August. They’re two great lads with great support and that could end up as a massive outdoor event and we’ll look to make that as soon as we can.”
“Josh did a great job on Saturday night taking the title from Selby. I said he would do it and he did and he can look forward to cashing in on that big win.”