Frampton Unsure of Return; Legal Battle With Barry McGuigan Set

Carl Frmapton Enters Legal Battle With The McGuigans

Carl Frampton and Barry McGuigan
Carl Frampton (left) enters legal battle with manager Barry McGuigan in May.

Carl Frampton uncertain of ring return; would entertain title opportunity against Leo Santa Cruz or Oscar Valdez


Multi-weight champion Carl Frampton has gone on record stating that he’s unsure if he’ll fight again. This follows his most recent setback against IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington. In that fight, he was outclassed on his way to a unanimous decision defeat.

However, like most athletes, he left the door open of a possible return with a title opportunity being the motivation. He states he expects Frank Warren to get interest from representatives of Oscar Valdez, as well as Leo Santa Cruz for potential fights.

Frampton has already fought Santa Cruz twice, going 1-1 in those match-ups. A fight with Valdez would be interesting due to the young champion’s fan-friendly style.

However,  for now, Frampton will shift his focus towards a court battle with his former manager Barry McGuigan in May.

In 2018, he filed a lawsuit against McGuigan, as well as his wife Sandra McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions. The McGuigan’s originally started the now defunct Cyclone Promotion.

Frampton filed the lawsuit on the grounds of McGuigan’s alleged appropriation of fight earnings and a breach of the terms of an International Promotional Agreement (IPA).

His lawsuit referred to contracts for fights in Ireland, England and the United States.

The lawsuit also claims that both, Mr and Mrs. McGuigan were directors over purse fees, broadcasting rights, ticket sales and merchandising from Mr Frampton’s second world title bout against Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas on January 2017.

This situation could get a lot worse than it already has once the court proceedings begin.

3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor this story and provide any updates as they become available.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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