Frampton fight off after Gutierrez fall

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The fight was set to be Carl Frampton’s first since losing his WBA title to Leo Santa Cruz in January

Carl Frampton’s fight against Andres Gutierrez has been cancelled because of injuries suffered by the Mexican after slipping in the shower.

Gutierrez suffered facial cuts, bruising to the head and broke two teeth in the accident 24 hours before Saturday’s showdown in Belfast.

It followed drama at Friday’s weigh-in in Belfast when Frampton came in a pound over the featherweight limit.

The fight was no longer a WBC title eliminator for Frampton.

“Cyclone Promotions and The SSE Arena regret to announce that the “Return of The Jackal” event has been cancelled due to an accident to Andres Gutierrez,” they stated on Friday night.

“It is hoped that the event will be re-scheduled but ticket holders are advised to retain their tickets and contact point of purchase for further information.

“We very much regret the inconvenience caused.”

Frampton’s manager, Barry McGuigan said: “We’re all so disappointed, it was a freak accident.

“He slipped in the shower, smashed his face, the guy is concussed. He’s a deep gash on his chin, his nose, lost two of his teeth.”

This was to be Frampton’s homecoming fight after a WBA super-featherweight defeat by Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas in January.

Frampton weighed in one pound over the featherweight limit on Friday but the fight was still scheduled to take place, despite it no longer being a WBC title eliminator for Frampton.

A deep gash on the chin was among the injuries sustained by Andres Gutierrez

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