Former WBA World Featherweight Champion Carl Frampton is open to facing WBO titlist Oscar Valdez, as he looks to reclaim a World Title.
Frampton, the only Northern Irishman to have won World Titles in two weight classes, lost his belt in a rematch with talented Mexican Leo Santa Cruz in January.
After signing a promotional deal with Frank Warren, he has set his sights on becoming World Champion once again as he starts a new chapter in his career.
Fun fight if it ever happens... https://t.co/1WTb7uYZSS— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) September 25, 2017
When a fight with Oscar Valdez was mentioned on Twitter on Monday, Frampton responded: "Fun fight if it ever happens".
Valdez took his record to 23-0 (19 KOs) on Friday night after a hard-fought decision win over Genesis Servania in Tucson, Arizona.
After the bout, his promoter Bob Arum revealed that Frampton was a possible next opponent for the Mexican. "We're going to try to get Frampton. We would do it next year, and we would put it maybe someplace in Texas or maybe Las Vegas.
"Frampton would probably object to coming to Tucson, but we can find a place to do that fight. It's a great fight," said the Top Rank CEO.
The 126 pound division is stacked with quality, with World Champions Santa Cruz, Valdez, Lee Selby (IBF) and Gary Russell Jr (WBC) at the top of the pile alongside Frampton.
25-0 Josh Warrington is also on the cusp of challenging for world glory, and faces Dennis Ceylan in a final eliminator for Selby's crown on October 21st in Leeds.
There are plenty of options for Frampton and a bout with Valdez would likely be an entertaining, fan-friendly affair.