Watch: Frampton on board with Galahad’s Super Series, promises talks after ringside meeting

Phil Jay 23/10/2017

Following Kid Galahad’s recent article with World Boxing News regarding a massive featherweight World Boxing Super Series, one of the prospective participants – Carl Frampton, addressed the issue ringside in Leeds on Saturday night.

Galahad told WBN over the weekend he wants all the main contenders at 126 pounds to sign up for the next installment of the WBSS format in the summer of 2018 and named Frampton, Scott Quigg, Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Lee Selby, Josh Warrington and Joseph Diaz Jr. as the other who could feature in the tournament.

“I came up with a solution to solve the problem of fighters wanting to face each other,” Galahad explained to World Boxing News.

“I asked Carl Frampton, Josh Warrington, Joseph Diaz Jr. and even Scott Quigg if they fancied a tournament-style World Boxing Super Series tear up. Frampton did come back on Twitter but instead of showing any interest he got too busy trying to have banter and talk me down as a prospective opponent. He tried to bring the banter to me but lost that Twitter battle too and since then he’s been missing in action.

“My message to any of these guys is simple – if you’re struggling to find a way to fight one another, let’s all meet in the super series at featherweight!

“And for Frampton, if you don’t think I belong in there then you should have no problem picking me in the first round!”

The Yorkshireman then backed up his offer when running into Frampton in the flesh at the Josh Warrington v Dennis Ceylan fight, and after some social media exchanges couple with this latest brief discussion, the pair agreed to take things a little further in the future.

“I went and saw Frampton after our Twitter exchange to ask if he fancied it and he said that he would be up for it so let’s see now if his actions back up his words,” Galahad exclusively told World Boxing News on Monday.

“Looking at the article he wrote in the paper he seems to have taken my WBSS idea but very conveniently left me out of his proposed tournament shakeup. But he knows me in it means he’s got a big problem in the first round,” he added.

Frampton faces Horacio Garcia on November 18 in a homecoming contest ahead of a run towards another world title in 2018.

A win next month and a possible world title fight in the spring could then lead Frampton into a massive eight-fighter competition should the head honchos at the WBSS also jump on board with Galahad’s idea.

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay