Carl Frampton issues a formal statement to both his fans and his opponent this weekend after failing to make the featherweight limit.

The fight was supposed to be a WBC featherweight title eliminator this weekend for the Belfast man. It will no longer be, though, after he came in a pound over weight today.

It surprised many.

Particularly considering Carl had only moved up to the weight from super-bantamweight just last year to avoid similar problems.

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Despite being small in height Frampton is a stocky boxer for his size.

It looks like the weight has just caught up with him again which could signal another jump up in the near future.

Here’s what he had to say today on the reasons behind missing weight ahead of this weekend’s Channel 5 fight:

The fight will still be a WBC title eliminator for his Mexican opponent Andres Gutierrez, however.

The WBC featherweight title is currently held by American Gary Russell Jr.

Perhaps a move up to super-featherweight could now be on the cards for Frampton.

A shark pool that contains what many to believe to be the best fighter in the world at present – Vasyl Lomachenko from the Ukraine.

If Frampton does move up again after this fight it will present the opportunity to become a three-weight world champion.