Carl Frampton revealed a potential career swansong showdown against Shakur Stevenson in Belfast is an extra incentive to make history this month. Frampton turns 34 six days before next stepping into the ring on February 27, when he will try to become the first Irish fighter to win world titles in three divisions as he takes on WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring.
“I have it on good authority that Shakur Stevenson would come to Belfast to fight me if I do beat Jamel,” Frampton said. “That’s a huge fight. That could be the sign-off – imagine beating Shakur Stevenson at Belfast.”
“The chance for me to box in Belfast again in front of a big crowd is very appealing to me. Me and Shakur potentially at Windsor Park after Jamel Herring. But I’m not looking too far ahead, it’s one fight at a time, I need to beat Jamel Herring first.” he added.
“It could be the toughest fight of my career. It’s going to be a difficult night but I’m relishing the chance to become a three-weight world champion.” Frampton continued. “It’s just the simple fact that people are writing me off and thinking I’m too small to win this fight, that excites me. I can imagine what the pictures are going to look like, me and him, at the weigh-in. It’s just going to look ridiculous and like we shouldn’t be fighting each other, but that gets me excited to beat someone like that.”