Frampton leaves Matchroom and joins Warren
Ireland's Carl Frampton (16-0) has parted company with Matchroom Sport and will now fight on Frank Warren's "Behind Enemy Lines" bill at Wembley Arena on July 20.
"We have enjoyed our time working with Carl Frampton as promoter of his boxing career," said Eddie Hearn. "However, after the success of the last Frampton fight we were informed by Barry McGuigan that he wanted to be joint promoter in future Frampton fights. Whilst we had no problem whatsoever in agreeing purses for Carl Frampton, we felt that such a relationship with Barry McGuigan represented a potential conflict of interest with Barry's role as Carl's manager and we could therefore not agree to be involved on this basis. Matchroom Sport and I wish Carl every success in his future boxing career."
Frampton's involvement with the Wembley show was revealed at a press conference in London Thursday afternoon and the 26-year-old will hope to build on his last fight, an impressive ninth round stoppage of Kiko Martinez in February.
Frampton will make his debut under the Warren banner on the July 20 outing when he defends his IBF Inter-continential super bantamweight title.
He is expected to fight in his home city of Belfast in September before targeting a world title challenge early next year.