Carl Frampton and Josh Warrington have reached a deal on their prospective IBF title clash, per a report from The Belfast Telegraph.
The two fighters are expected to contest the title on December 22nd, in Manchester Arena.
Warrington is an emerging featherweight name with wins over Patrick Hyland and Kiko Martinez. He captured the IBF strap with a split decision win over Lee Selby earlier this year.
Carl Frampton, is one of the biggest names in the lighter weights. He is a former champion in two weight classes and holds the interim WBO title. The interim belt guarantees him a shot at undefeated world champion, Carlos Valdez. Therefore, this fight sets-up a potential unification bout.
Valdez also looks to return in December so the featherweight division should see a lot of buzz at year’s end. The winner of Frampton/Warrington will undoubtedly call-out Valdez post-fight.
Frank Warren has an even bigger world title fight in the works for December: Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder. The WBC heavyweight title fight was set-up at the August 18th Windsor Park event, as was Frampton-Warrington.
Neither fight has been officially announced yet but this will likely happen at the same presser. Subscribe for more details as soon as they are revealed.
Source: The Belfast Telegraph