Frank Warren 'delighted' to be promoting the Jackal

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By Richard O'Reilly

Carl Frampton will be in Belfast today alongside new promoter Frank Warren, and it's expected the details of his homecoming fight will be announced.

The Tiger's bay boxer announced his partnership with Warren on Sunday.

It followed his split from Barry McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions.

Writing on his official website, Frank Warren says he's 'delighted' to have Frampton in his stable.

"Make no bones about it, Carl is a massive attraction in the sport" wrote Warren "and one of just a few where tickets are like gold dust whenever they get in the ring.

"I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to showcase someone of his stature and popularity." he continued.

Frampton's original homecoming fight was scheduled to be against Andres Gutierres, however that fight was called off due to the latter sffering a freak injury.

To compound the issue, it was a fight in which Frampton weighed-in one pound over.

Carl hasn't fought since January when he was defeated on points in his rematch with Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas.

Frank Warren says he wants to get Frampton fighting again, and fighting in Belfast.

"Being a two-weight world champion, he is already an Irish boxing legend" wrote Warren "and we want to quickly put him in position to win another world title on his home soil in Belfast."

Warren also backed up Framptons desire to fight at Windsor Park.

"Once he has got a good fight under his belt we will push on to Windsor Park" said Warren "which is where we want to be with him, in a massive night there."

Warren also highlighted Frampton's influence on local boxing.

"The signing of Carl gives us a real foothold in Belfast" added Warren "which is a great territory and one where we will continue to look to build up the local scene"

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