Belfast-born boxing sensation Carl Frampton will be aiming to please his home crowd when he takes on Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena on February 28, a fight which will historically be showcased live on ITV in the UK, while also being aired on the AWE network in the United States.
Ferocious Frampton is the current IBF Super Bantamweight titlist, and is preparing to face off with 25-year-old fighter Avalos, with the Northern Irishman a huge home favorite. Frampton is managed by legendary boxer and countryman Barry McGuigan and is coming off his second win over Spaniard Kiko Martinez, this time netting him a title in the process.
Frampton will defend his against the tough Mexican American Avalos, headlining the return of boxing to major broadcast network ITV, having been picked by the company as the exciting reason for turning back to the sport for the first time in a decade.
McGuigan’s prodigy Frampton will rise to worldwide fame if he comes through this mandatory defense and moves onto championship unification battles with the likes of Bury’s Scott Quigg in Manchester, and perhaps even Cuban sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux.
The 27-year-old is undefeated in his career, after securing 19 impressive wins, including 13 victories by knockout. Boxing fans can follow every moment of the action in his fight, and many others, with a simple check on their mobile devices.
Updates and live information are provided regularly, and are always ahead of any breaking news and any other upcoming events. With the Belfast based fight set to be finally brought back onto free television with ITV, fans can quickly obtain results from related websites and apps, and pay attention to the latest news, as Frampton reaches for superstardom.
Frampton’s manager was full of praise for his young talented fighter and is proud that his talents will be showcased on a global stage.
“We are very excited to be partnering with ITV in bringing World championship boxing back to the mainstream public,” he said.
“ITV have for the past 30 years been at the forefront of big time boxing on terrestrial television and it is excellent news that Carl Frampton will become the latest in a long line of world champions who have boxed on ITV.”
“Frampton versus Avalos is going to be a cracking contest between two of the best super-bantamweights in the world.”
Frampton’s fellow undefeated Belfast fighter Anthony ‘The Apache’ Cace will contest with Spain’s Santiago Bustos in what is looking like a very intriguing undercard.
Meanwhile, middleweight prospect Conrad Cummings, from country Tyrone, has also earned himself a place on the undercard, and he will clash with fellow unbeaten bruiser Roberto Palenzuela of Spain in a six round encounter.