Is Frampton v Warrington Next? Or Will They Go Other Ways
Is Frampton v Warrington Next? Or Will They Go Other Ways, after Warrington won the IBF title?
Josh Warrington recently made history when he beat Lee Selby to claim his IBF world featherweight title. This made him the first man from Leeds to claim a world title in the history of British boxing.
He said, “I can’t put it into words. What an occasion, what a night. I could die a happy man. How do you top that?
“I’ve just outfoxed and outboxed a brilliant champion in Lee Selby.”
For Warrington, it would seem to most that the next logical target would be to go up against former world champion Carl Frampton who had already shown plenty of interest on the fighter who won the grudge match against Selby and Warrington which is set for 18 August at Windsor Park.
The only downside is that Warrington also claimed that he wouldn’t be ready by 18 August. He said, “I will sit down with Frank (warren’s promoter) and look at our next options.
“Windsor Park might be too soon; I wouldn’t mind going back to the Arena in Leeds and defend my title.
“My heart says let’s go in, I’m a big fan of Carl Frampton, and it would be a big payday. But I prefer the end of the year. I need some time to let this sink in.”
Carl Frampton now stands at 27-0 and if he was to face the new IBF champion the bout can be expected to be nothing short of spectacular. Since Warrington will need time to heal, however, it explains why the fight is now considered unlikely.
In an interview with BBC, Frampton Said, “We need to get an opponent, and it needs to be a big name. I didn’t care who won-Lee Shelby or Josh Warrington-but I was hoping for it to be one round blowout with no injuries and for him to be ready to go in August.”
The fact that the fight went the distance means that it is unlikely that Carl Frampton will get to fight Warrington in August at Windsor Park. However, if things go his way, the two will undoubtedly cross paths in the future.
Many however can agree that Josh Warrington deserves time to revel in his victory before he is fit enough for his next fight especially considering that he did receive two cuts above the eyes during the match. You can follow all our latest World Cup betting tips here.