Frampton on McCreary: “I Want to Knock This Kid Out!”

Carl Frampton vs Tyler McCreary November 30 LIVE on ESPN+ @ 10:00 PM ET

Carl Frampton and Tyler McCreary
Carl Frampton (left) and Tyler McCreary

Carl Frampton wants to dispatch of Tyler McCreary quickly! 


Two division champion Carl Fampton and former featherweight WBO champion Oscar Valdez visited the Opportunity Village, a nonprofit serving Southern Nevadans with intellectual and developmental disabilities ahead of their respective bouts on November 30!

There, the two held a meet and greet for fans in the surrounding area.

Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) is coming off nearly a one-year absence from the ring, as his planned August comeback bout was postponed after a freak accident at the fight hotel left him with a broken hand. Valdez (26-0, 20 KOs) made six defenses of his WBO featherweight world title before moving up to seek challenges against the likes of Frampton and WBC world champion Miguel Berchelt.

This is what Frampton had to say about his upcoming bout and his visit to Opportunity Village.

On the injury that postponed his August fight

“I was upset at the time. I felt like a whole camp had been wasted, time away from my family had been wasted. Look, you just have to deal with it and move on and kind of try and forget about it and move on. I’m looking forward to the fight. By the time the fight comes around, it will be {nearly} a year since I’ve been in the ring.”

On McCreary

“McCreary is a good, hungry, young, undefeated kid, and this is his big chance. If he beats me, I’m pretty sure in his next fight he’ll fight for a world title. It’s not going to happen. I’ve prepared very hard for this fight. I’ve prepared like I’m an underdog, and I am going in to put on a show. To be honest, I want to win this fight, but I want to knock this kid out.”

On his future plans

“I’ve had some huge fights in my career. No matter who the opponent is, it’s always going to be the biggest fight because of the situation I’m in now. It’s a must-win. I have to win this fight to fight a champion in my next fight. I want to fight for a world title in my next fight, so I must beat Tyler McCreary.”

“The plan is to become a three-weight world champion. That’s my goal. Ireland has a rich history in boxing champions. We’ve produced so many great fighters — and we’re still doing it — but to be the guy on top and be the first and only guy to win three titles in three different divisions, it would mean the world to me. I want nothing more than my kids to be proud of me and say that their dad is a three-weight world champion.”

On the visit to Opportunity Village

“Many of us have loved ones who may not be as able-bodied as we are. This facility is fantastic. It was great to take a look around see all of the amazing work they do. You should give back to the community when you are in a position to do it.”

ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

  • Oscar Valdez vs. Andres Gutierrez, 10 rounds, super featherweight
  • Carl Frampton vs. Tyler McCreary, 10 rounds, super featherweight

ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT

  • Carlos Adames vs. Patrick Teixeira, 12 rounds, interim WBO junior middleweight world title
  • Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. William Silva, 10 rounds, Barboza’s Jr. NABF super lightweight title
  • Adam Lopez vs. Luis Coria, 10 rounds, Lopez’s Jr. NABF featherweight title
  • Guido Vianello vs. Colby Madison, 6 rounds, heavyweight
  • Andy Hiraoka vs. Rogelio Casarez, 8 rounds, super lightweight
  • Brian Mendoza vs. Larry Gomez, 8 rounds, welterweight

Swing Bouts

  • Xander Zayas vs. Virgel Windfield, 4 rounds, welterweight
  • Jared Anderson vs. Stephen Kirnon, 4 rounds, heavyweight

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Queensberry Promotions and MTK Global, tickets priced at $100, $85, $65, $45 and $20 (general admission) are available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.

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