Top Rank has announced two-weight world champion Carl Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) will be back in action against Emmanuel Dominguez (26-8-2, 18 KOs) in Philadelphia on August 10 – live on ESPN+.
‘The Jackal’ clashes with Mexico’s 'Veneno' at the city’s Liacouras Center in a 10-round fight that will see him fight in the U.S for the first time in more than two years.
Belfast’s Frampton, who was denied the IBF featherweight crown by Josh Warrington in his last fight back in December, is eager to secure a shot at WBO champion Oscar Valdez by making an example of 25-year-old former Mexican super-bantamweight champion Dominguez.
Frampton said: “Dominguez is a tall, young, hungry featherweight, so I’ll need to be on my game.
“The premise of an Oscar Valdez fight is dangling in front of me, so I want to go out and show the world that I’ve still got what it takes to be a world champion.
“Winning is always the most important thing, but I want to do it in style. It’s great to be boxing Stateside again. And Philly, in particular, has so much boxing history.
“I’d like to thank MTK Global and Top Rank for giving me the opportunity. I won’t disappoint.”
Frampton unified the WBA Super and IBF world super-bantamweight titles in 2016 before stepping up to 126lb and immediately dethroning Leo Santa Cruz as WBA Super world champion.