News | Mar 20 2019

Josh Warrington: Carl Frampton needs a world title before possible rematch

'He’s never been the main event fighter, he’s never walked down the ramp in front of thousands who are baying for his blood.' Josh Warrington on Kid Galahad
Josh Warrington vs Kid Galahad
Warrington will fight Galahad at the Leeds Arena Action Images/Lee Smith

JOSH WARRINGTON would welcome a rematch with Carl Frampton but only if the Northern Irishman won a world featherweight title.

Warrington capped a breakout year by following up his surprise victory over Lee Selby last May, when he wrenched the IBF crown from the Welshman, by outpointing Frampton in December to retain his belt in another upset.

Defeat in a highly-entertaining bout left Frampton contemplating retirement but he decided to carry on and has his sights set on challenging WBO title holder Oscar Valdez after signing a co-promotional deal with Top Rank.