Published: 15:16 | 7/6/17

Frampton set for Belfast bout


Carl Frampton has confirmed he will return from his first professional defeat on July 29 in Belfast.

The Jackal lost his WBA super-featherweight title in January to Leo Santa Cruz in what was the 30-year-old's fourth successive fight on the road.

Frampton had planned to fight IBF champion Lee Selby in a unification match-up, but has to face mandatory challenger, Johnny Barros.

"July 29th - keep it free," Frampton wrote on Twitter.

 "I can't wait to box at home.

Frampton described the bout as a "homecoming" and said further details on the bout will be revealed next week.

"Press conference will be in the next week and tickets will go on sale straight after. Homecoming."

Frampton's last fight in Belfast occurred in February 2015 when he finished Chris Avalos.

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