Former world titleholder Carl Frampton (27-2, 15 KOs) will be back in the ring this Saturday as he’s set to face Darren Traynor (16-3, 7 KOs) at the BT Sport Studio in England. Frampton is essentially looking to stay sharp and avoid any slip-ups as he’s being lined up to collide with WBO super featherweight titleholder Jamel Herring at the end of the year. That fight obviously had to be pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic.
Speaking to RingTV on Frampton’s return, promoter Frank Warren emphasizes how Traynor became the opponent for this outing, saying they did not want to end up dealing with travel issues to get a foreign opponent into the country.
“Carl is gunning for a third world title at a third different weight and cannot afford any mishaps on Saturday night. Darren Traynor is ready to step in and fully prepared to give Carl the competitive fight he needs before heading into WBO world championship battle against Jamel Herring, hopefully, later this year.”
Traynor, 33, is most recenly coming off a points win over Des Newton this past February but hasn’t fought any top tier talent throughout his career. And even though Frampton is past his prime, he still should have more than enough left to deal with this caliber of opponent.