Carl Frampton names possible opponent and dates for Windsor Park fight 5 years ago

Carl Frampton names possible opponent and dates for Windsor Park fight

WBO interim featherweight champion Carl Frampton has said that he will potentially look to fight the winner of Lee Selby and Josh Warrington when the two face off at Elland Road in Leeds on Saturday.

Frampton won the WBO interim featherweight title last month with a unanimous decision win over Nonito Donaire in Belfast.


The Jackal said that he would be looking to fight in Windsor Park for his next bout with his promoter Frank Warren confirming that August 18 and August 25 have both been slated as possible dates for the fight.

Frampton said that undefeated Mexican Oscar Valdez would have been his ideal opponent for his Windsor Park debut but that the 27-year-old's broken jaw means that he will now likely fight the winner of Selby and Warrington.

"Valdez would have been my ideal option but I think with the injury to his jaw that he's not going to be ready until around November so the winner of this fight is the one I'll be looking at.


"But again, I have options, it's not a 'be all and end all'. We need to see how this fight goes and the winner needs to come out unscathed without any injuries to be ready to fight me in August.

"There will be other options but I'll have a close eye on that. But yeah, if the Valdez fight isn't happening that's the one I'd like next."

Frampton said that last month's win over Donaire was the most disciplined he's been inside the ring and that the win was close to being the best performance of his career.

"I think it was very close," Frampton replied when asked where the win ranked among the best performances of his career.


"If you want to rank my career best performances in order I think that when I beat [Leo] Santa Cruz that's probably number one because I was a huge underdog and no one really expected me to win.

"I went to America and took a title off him but I think the Donaire fight was my most disciplined performance.

"Going into that fight people were saying that it was a dangerous fight and a fight that I didn't really need to be taking because they were talking about the winner of Warrington and Selby. I could have had an easy fight but because I controlled the fight people are now saying 'well Donaire is done'.

"You can't win in these situations but I knew that Donaire was a dangerous fighter from start to finish and I had to be disciplined and that's what I done."