A turbo charged home support cheered on unbeaten Belfast hero Carl Frampton as he successfully defended his IBF junior featherweight title for the first time with a fifth-round technical knockout over Chris Avalos on Saturday.
On Saturday, millions across the UK and the Republic of Ireland will be able to watch IBF junior featherweight beltholder Carl Frampton defend his title against mandatory challenger Chris Avalos live on free terrestrial television.
Junior featherweight beltholder Carl Frampton has big plans following his IBF title defense against mandatory challenger Chris Avalos on Saturday in his native Belfast. Frampton says he’ll stop the hard-punching American and then target domestic rival Scott Quigg and RING champ Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Carl Frampton will defend his IBF junior featherweight title against Chris Avalos on Feb. 28 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the AWE network.
On Feb. 28, Chris Avalos plans on dominating IBF junior featherweight titleholder Carl Frampton , Avalos’ manager, Mike Criscio insists.
IBF junior featherweight titleholder Carl Frampton’s defense against Chris Avalos, in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Feb. 28, will be shown live in the UK by free-to-air channel, ITV, which is expected to attract an armchair audience of at least 5 million, possibly more.
It looks like RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is looking for a new opponent since Top Rank Promotions seemingly pulled his WBO mandatory, Chris Avalos out of their scheduled fight.
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.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us a glimpse of whom will serve as ringside judges and third man for this Saturday’s bout between middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto.
Filipino veteran Rolly Lunas will make his U.S. debut this Saturday when he faces sturdy contender Chris Avalos in a 10-round junior featherweight bout at the AVI Resort & Casino in Laughlin, Nev. The fight will be televised on UniMas.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
Action shots from Friday Night Fights, where Glen Tapia scored an eighth-round stoppage against Abraham Han, and Chris Avalos pounded out a unanimous-decision win over Drian Francisco. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.