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Frampton, Selby look towards summer unification fight

An all-British title unification could soon be in the works.

Boxing: Santa Cruz vs Frampton Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Should the stars align, featherweight champions Carl Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) and Lee Selby (23-1, 8 KOs) could meet this summer at Windsor Park, unifying world titles in Belfast. Of course in order for that to happen they’ll both have to win their upcoming fights, with Frampton rematching Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday and Selby defending his IBF strap against Jonathan Victor Barros on the undercard.

"Frampton-Santa Cruz is a 50-50 fight, but I want Frampton to win," Selby, 29, told ESPN. "He's a UK fighter and it would make sense to fight him after this one, if it's possible."

Frampton would too echo these sentiments about Selby, saying he’s be longing for a big fight on his native soil.

"I haven't fought at home for quite a while now, so I want to fight at Windsor, and if things go well in this fight against Santa Cruz, and Selby comes through his fight on the undercard, then I believe a unification fight at Windsor Park is on the cards.”

Barry McGuigan, who promotes Frampton, is also keen on the idea, saying that as long as Selby’s asking price is reasonable they’ll make the fight and take it to Ireland.

What are your thoughts on this potential fight? Do you think both Frampton and Selby will win this weekend to pave way for the unification?

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