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06th Aug 2019

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Devastated Carl Frampton cancels comeback fight after freak accident

Matt Sayward

The comeback was on.

Carl Frampton was in the shape of his life and ready to face Emmanuel Dominguez at Philadelphia’s Liacouras Center, all set to return to the ring for the first time since his defeat to Josh Warrington in December.

Speaking exclusively on JOE for his podcast, TKO with Carl Frampton, Carl revealed the freak injury which forced him to cancel his fight on Saturday.

“I’m just devastated. Absolutely devastated. Obviously, I wanted the fight.”

“I’ve been away from my kids. Summer holidays, they’ve been off school, I’ve been away, and… It just feels like an absolute waste, and money down the drain.”

“Probably close to £30k on the training camp. I’ve been out here in Philly for 3 and a half weeks now, and I have nothing to show for it.”

“They say it’s four to six weeks. And it should be fine, but… I haven’t got four to six weeks, have I? The fight’s on Saturday night.”

“It’s shit. I know people expect you to say this, about your training camps being good and perfect, but this is the most disciplined I’ve ever been, in sparring, in listening to instructions, in bag work and everything.”

“And then I go and get my f**king arm smashed on a stupid bit of whatever the f**k it is. It should be nailed to the floor, and it isn’t. You couldn’t make it up.”