Hyde offers Frampton home advantage against Rigondeaux
WBN has been advised that an offer is on the table from Gary Hyde for Barry McGuigan-promoted Carl Frampton to challenge WBA super-bantamweight Guillermo Rigondeaux in Belfast this September.
Frampton, who returns to the ring on July 20 after making the switch from Matchroom to BoxNation, has a date set aside for September and Hyde is willing to negotiate a deal between the two undefeated fighters.
“I have made contact with Frank Warren and offered him the fight between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Carl Frampton,” Hyde informed World Boxing News.
“We are looking into it, along with possible fights against Akifumi Shimoda and Jospeph Agbeko, although Frampton in Ireland in September is a great fight. Let’s make it happen.”
Frampton, 26, fights Everth Briceno at Wembley Arena next week, but has hopes of at least a world title eliminator in the autumn after inking an agreement with Warren to feature on BoxNation for the foreseeable future.
Hyde’s offer would give ‘The Jackal’ an instant world title opportunity against the current WBA and WBO belt holder, who recently elevated his solid reputation further by defeating former pound for pound number two Nonito Donaire.
Double Olympic gold medallist Rigondeaux has made massive waves in the pro ranks in just twelve outings since making the switch in 2009 and a high-profile clash with Frampton would certainly have the fight fans salivating at the prospect.