Josh Warrington: IBF champion open to Frampton rematch

Warrington retained his IBF featherweight world title with an emphatic win over Frampton in Manchester
Frampton (l) has shelved retirement plans following his loss to Warrington (r) in December

Josh Warrington would be open to a rematch against Carl Frampton - but only if the Northern Irishman has a world title to defend.

Warrington beat Frampton in his first IBF world featherweight title defence and will face Kid Galahad on 15 June.

Frampton has ended talk of retirement by signing a new multi-fight contract with US-based Top Rank promotions.

"Maybe I should have got chinned then I would have got that opportunity," said Warrington of his rival's new deal.

"Good for Carl, I guess, good to see him going on. Hopefully he can get a big fight, get a world title and if he does then hopefully we can get a rematch down the line.

"I'd happily give him a rematch as long as he's got a world title."

Frampton's next opponent for what will be his 29th professional fight is expected to be announced shortly.

The 32-year-old has been touted as an opponent for world title holders Oscar Valdez or Leo Santa Cruz.

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