Carl Frampton says he ‘must’ beat Tyler McCreary to stay in world title frame
Northern Ireland fighter Carl Frampton says conquer will not be an alternative against unbeaten American Tyler McCreary at Las Vegas on Saturday.
32, frampton, faces his first bout since dropping an IBF world featherweight title challenge against the Josh Warrington of England .
“it is a must-win. I wish to fight for a world title in my second battle so that I must beat Tyler McCreary,” he said.
McCreary is 11th in the WBA lightweight rankings after 17 unbeaten contests.
That’s two locations higher than Frampton’s fellow Belfast fighter James Tennyson from the WBA list though McCreary was ranked fifth in the governing body evaluations.
26, mcCreary, brought in March with Mexican journeyman Roberto Castaneda before pruning a split in July from Filipino Jessie Cris Rosales, who had been stopped by WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson back in January.
The Northern Irishman should prove too good for the American Even though the connections with been talking up the Ohio-based boxer of Frampton’s credentials.
Frampton will be looking for an emphatic success after what he has called a”horrible year”.
His legal conflict with ex-manager Barry McGuigan is scheduled to last in the Belfast High Court at the New Year. The fighter is suing his former mentor, his spouse Sandra McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions (UK) Ltd over an alleged failure to pay purse money from his or her sin.
The McGuigan family-run Cyclone Promotions issued a writ at London that formed the basis of a.
Back in August, Frampton was advised to come back to the ring from Emmanuel Dominguez in Philadelphia before a freak crash – after a massive ornament was pumped in a hotel – headed to him pulling with a broken hand.
“I’ve had some big fights in my livelihood. Regardless of who the opponent is, it’s always going to be the largest fight due to the situation I’m in now,” said Frampton at Las Vegas.
“He believes I have been overlooking him. That gives him a encouragement and comfort. But I have been handling this fight as though it’s a domain fight.”
It’ll be Frampton’s first appearance in the USA since January 2017, when he suffered his first career defeat as the Leo Santa Cruz of Mexico retrieved the WBA featherweight crown having a majority decision in the MGM Grand.
On the other hand, that the Belfast fighter is confident he will be set by success on Saturday on the path to becoming Ireland’s first world winner after his and featherweight title triumphs.
“Ireland has a rich history in boxing champions,” he explained. “We have produced a lot of excellent fighters.
“But to be the man at the top and become the first and only guy to win three titles in three unique branches, it would mean the world to me personally .”
Since Frampton came in at 128lbs, mcCreary’s four-inch peak advantage was noticeable during Friday evening’s weigh-in.
Frampton may think his boxing skills ought to be sufficient to overcome the 26-year-old.