Carl Frampton: 'I genuinely know I can be a world champion again'
05 August 2019 03:58
As he returns to the ring, Frampton talks about losing to Josh Warrington, nearly retiring, his resonance with Rocky and why he won’t listen to ‘dickheads on Twitter who say I’m now shit’Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love, but Carl Frampton is aiming for a destructive night’s work on Saturday against Emmanuel Dominguez as he carefully plots his path to a title shot. It will be Frampton’s first fight since he lost on points to Josh Warrington in front of a raucous capacity crowd in Manchester before Christmas. Dominguez’s record of 26 wins, eight losses and two draws should not intimidate the former two-weight world champion, but Frampton is showing the Mexican some respect.“I have been out of the ring for a fairly long layoff and Dominquez is very durable and tall at 5ft 9in,” says Frampton. “I have faced opponents like him where I made the mistake of looking too far ahead and paid the price, thinking back to my fight with Horacio Garcia particularly. At this stage of my career, every fight is crucial to win convincingly, or that could be it for me. With Dominquez I have to put on an incredible show to keep my world title hopes alive.” Related: The Belfast boxing coach who brought a broken city together with a gym Related: The world champion who survived boxing and thrived in Hollywood Continue readingreadfullarticle