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Frampton set for long-awaited return in Las Vegas

Carl Frampton is plotting his way to becoming a three-weight world champion as he prepares to make his return to the ring this weekend.

The Belfast boxer will face undefeated Tyler McCreary in Las Vegas in what will be his first fight since his defeat to Josh Warrington last December.

“I want a world title fight in my next fight,” he told UTV.

“This fight is at 128lbs which is right in the middle of featherweight and super-featherweight, so it gives me the option.

“Whatever comes up, I’m ready to fight any champion at super-featherweight, or featherweight, I’m happy to take it.”

The last time Frampton arrived in Las Vegas for fight week he was a world champion, but he ended up leaving without the belt after a close battle with Leo Santa Cruz.

Since then the 32-year-old has had his set-backs, including suffering a broken hand just days before his last scheduled fight in Philadelphia.

Frampton said his hand is "fine now". Credit: UTV

Las Vegas is the fight capital of the world and it’s where Frampton is plotting his journey back to the top of the world.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has admitted he wants to make that world title fight happen in Belfast next spring.

WBO super-featherweight champion Jamal Herring is the latest to call Frampton out.

“There’s been a few guys mentioning my name which is good, I’m still a big fight for people,” he continued.

“It’ll still attract a good audience on TV and I can bring a few fans over as well so, super-featherweight, featherweight world title next hopefully - I’ll fight any of them.”