Two-weight World champion Carl Frampton (26-2, 15 KO’s) will fight Stateside for the first time in over two years, when he faces Mexico’s Emmanuel Dominguez (26-8-2, 18 KO’s) in Philadelphia on August 10. The ten-round featherweight bout – which will be shown on ESPN+ in the States – tops a bill that also looks set to feature former super bantamweight World champion Jessie Magdaleno.
‘The Jackal’ returns to the ring for the first time since his unanimous decision defeat at the hands of IBF featherweight World champion Josh Warrington back in December, and has set his sights on securing a blockbuster bout with WBO kingpin Oscar Valdez in the coming months.
“It’s one fight at a time for me. I’ve got to keep winning first and foremost, but Valdez is the most realistic fight among the world champions, considering we’re both under the Top Rank Banner,” Frampton told Boxing Social earlier in the month.
Dominguez – who was crowned Mexico’s national super bantamweight champion back in 2016 – will be hoping to spoil the party on August 10 at the Liacouras Center. The 25-year-old fought the then-unbeaten Jordan Gill in Peterborough back in March, and though he was blown away in the 3rd round upon his European debut, he has since bounced back with back-to-back victories in his native Mexico.