Unbeaten junior featherweight Carl Frampton will fight professionally in the United States for the first time when he defends his IBF world title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. on July 18 in El Paso, Texas.
Carl Frampton could go on to become the greatest Irish boxer of all time, according to the promoter Barry McGuigan, after the young Ulsterman claimed his first world title against the relentless, teak-tough Spaniard Kiko Martínez on Belfast’s Titanic Causeway on Saturday.
Carl Frampton lived up to much of his promise and popularity by outclassing Kiko Martinez en route to a unanimous decision victory in front of 16,000 hometown fans on Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Frampton earned the IBF 122-pound title with the rematch win.
A confident Carl Frampton enters his anticipated rematch with IBF 122-pound titleholder Kiko Martinez on Saturday in his native Belfast. Frampton, who won their first bout by ninth-round TKO, believes he deserves to be the odds favorite and is destined to face RING champ Guillermo Rigondeaux and UK rival Scott Quigg.
Carl Frampton has already been crowned British, Commonwealth and European junior featherweight champion after 18 contests. Next Saturday, the 28-year-old Northern Ireland native goes for his first world title against familiar foe Kiko Martinez.
Carl Frampton continued his assault on the junior featherweight division with a sixth-round thrashing of Frenchman Jeremy Parodi on Saturday in Belfast. The undefeated Irish star now targets the winner of the Dec. 21 IBF title bout between Kiko Martinez and Jeffrey Mathebula.
After a promotional change earlier in the year and a fight postponement due to injury, undefeated junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton is ready to make up for lost time. The popular Belfast native, who fights Jeremy Parodi in his hometown on Saturday, has set sights on UK rival Scott Quigg and newly crowned IBF beltholder Kiko Martinez.
After splitting with Matchroom Boxing for veteran promoter Frank Warren, junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton and manager Barry McGuigan are focused on the immediate future, which includes fighting in Belfast, a title shot and maybe an eventual showdown with Leo Santa Cruz.
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