Carl “The Jackal” Frampton was due to return to the ring this weekend after an eight month hiatus but due to a freak injury, he won’t fight this weekend .
The last time Frampton fought he lost the IBF title to Josh Warrington and strongly considered retiring from boxing but his fight against Emmanuel Dominguez signaled his determination to return to the top.
Frampton spent months preparing for his comeback which was scheduled to be shown live on ESPN this Saturday. Frampton had tweeted yesterday that he had just finished his “last hard session” before the bout against the 25-year-old Mexican.
But later much to his dismay, Frampton updated his social media again confirming that a “large ornament was knocked over accidentally and hit me on the left hand, fracturing my fifth metacarpal.”
He added: “I’m extremely disappointed for the travelling support and for myself and my team. I’ve put everything into this camp, I’ve been away from my amazing wife and kids for most of it and it all feels like a waste.
“Although it is out of my control, I’d like to apologise to Emmanuel, MTK Global, Top Rank, my team, my travelling support and to my wife and kids for being away so long. I’m absolutely devastated.” He also posted a video of the swelling to his left hand,which is now in a cast and footage of the damage caused by the large ornament which was knocked over by a passerby.
It is reported Frampton will be out of action for 4-6 weeks, it is a devastating blow for the Belfast fighter who had hoped that winning this bout would set up a fixture with WBO Oscar Valdez later in the year. But if rumours are correct, Valdez is planning on moving up to super featherweight class so if Frampton wants this fight in the future he will have to move up too!
Either way Frampton’s immediate future in the sport is uncertain, so watch this space for updates on “The Jackals” next move.
We wish Carl a very speedy recovery!
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