Reigning WBO champion Oscar Valdez has made it very clear he would like to go head to head with Belfast fighter Carl “The Jackal” Frampton before he moves up to super-featherweight class.
Mexican has successfully defended the WBO Featherweight belt six times since he won the vacant title in his bout with Argentinian Matias Rueda in July 2016.
Valdez manager Frank Espinoza told the media “He asked me to fight with Carl Frampton, he wants that fight. And the other option could be Josh Warrington, a unifying one, but the priority is Frampton.”
Espinoza added: “Obviously we try to do the best for Valdez, we want him to listen to his body and where he feels better then we will look for the best opportunities, but he has told us about Frampton, it is a fight that we know that the Irishman wants and that of course Óscar wants, hopefully we can achieve something.”
Frampton is to return to the ring stateside in August but his opponent has yet to be confirmed according to Top Rank Promoter Frank Bob Arum but did confirm earlier this month that if Valdez won his bout with Jason Sanchez which he did, Frampton would challenge him for the Championship in November or December.
32- year-old Frampton seriously considered retirement when he was defeated by Josh Warrington last December but with the blessing of his wife, resolved to return for another attempt to regain a world title.
“It’s a fight I would love and would be a candidate for fight of the year without a doubt,” Frampton said about Valdez. “He can move up to super-feather after that.
“It’s over to me now to get my business done in August and then hopefully Arum can get him to sign on the dotted line.”
We look forward to seeing the pint sized fighter back in the ring this August.
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