Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2019

Frampton will fight Tete in US, says Arum

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Carl Frampton will fight in the US in August after his court case against ex-manager Barry McGuigan was delayed, his promoter Bob Arum has revealed.
Frampton, 32, was preparing to fight in June but legal matters have pushed back the date of his return to the ring.
“Frampton is fighting in August in the US, and then he’ll fight for a championship in probably November or December,” confirmed Arum.
Former two-weight world champion Frampton signed with influential US promoters Top Rank in March and was set to be rewarded by challenging WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez.
“Valdez is fighting on 8 June and if he comes through that fight, his next will be against Frampton,” said Arum.
By that stage Frampton’s compatriot Ryan Burnett is expected to have fought WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete.
Another Belfast fighter, Michael Conlan, is aiming to avenge his controversial defeat at the 2016 Olympics by Russian Vladimir Nikitin in a highly anticipated showdown in Belfast in August.

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