August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017
Carl Frampton

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CARL FRAMPTON will not fight Andres Gutierrez after Cyclone Promotions were unable to secure a new date for the bout.

The pair were set to clash in Frampton’s hometown of Belfast on July 29, but it was called off when the Mexican slipped in the shower a day before the fight and suffered facial cuts and two broken teeth.

Cyclone have since released a statement outlining that “a proposed date in November was unsuitable to all parties” and that they are working to secure a new opponent for former two-weight world champion Frampton.

“We are confident Carl Frampton will become world champion again,” the statement read.

Frampton’s fight against Gutierrez at the SSE Arena in July was to have been a WBC title eliminator, but lost that status when Frampton came in one pound over the required weight.

It would have been Frampton’s first fight since losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz in January, which was also his first professional defeat.

“We are profoundly disappointed for the fans, boxers and those who have worked with and supported us,” Cyclone added.

Frampton had been hoping to fight Santa Cruz – who he outpointed last year before losing to him in Las Vegas – in a trilogy fight, and when that looked unlikely he turned his attention to IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby. When the Welshman was ordered to fight his mandatory challenger Jonathan Barros, Frampton then signed to fight Gutierrez.