Carl Frampton’s fight with Emmanuel Dominguez has been cancelled after the Northern Irishman suffered a broken hand just days before his ring return, Sportsmail understands.
The Jackal, a two-weight world champion, was due to face Dominguez in Philadelphia on Saturday.
But reports surfaced on Monday evening, suggesting Frampton had been forced to pull out through injury and members of the Northern Irishman’s team have now confirmed to Sportsmail that the fight is off.
Carl Frampton has had to cancel his bout with Emmanuel Dominguez after breaking his hand
It’s claimed an ornament fell on his hand, breaking two bones. The accident reportedly occurred while the featherweight was having a coffee in the days before fight night.
It comes as a huge blow to Frampton, who was looking to bounce back from defeat by Josh Warrington last December.
Frampton, who has won world titles at super-bantamweight and featherweight, considered retirement after that loss. But having decided to fight on, the Jackal was looking to land another major belt before hanging up his gloves.
Saturday’s clash with Dominguez was due to be his first fight since signing a co-promotional deal with Top Rank.
Earlier on Monday, he had posted a video on social media, showing him completing his final ‘hard session’ in the gym as fight night approached.
Frampton was due to face Dominguez (left) in Philadelphia on Saturday