News | Jul 28 2017

Carl Frampton misses weight

The fight is no longer a WBC eliminator for Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton
Carl-Frampton  |  Amanda Westcott/Showtime

CARL FRAMPTON has missed weight for his featherweight clash with Andres Gutierrez in Belfast tomorrow night.

The two fighters weighed in earlier today, and while the Mexican came in under the 126lb limit, Frampton was one pound over. That means the contest, which takes place at the SSE Arena, is no longer a WBC eliminator for the Ulsterman.

The WBC confirmed that the fight will still serve as an eliminator for Gutierrez, though Frampton will not lose his No 1 spot with the organisation, unless of course he loses. He remains an overwhelming favourite to win.