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Chris Avalos: I’m glad Carl Frampton is underestimating me; his fans will become mine

Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank

This Saturday afternoon, February 28, Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KO’s) will make the 1st defense of his title when he takes on mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KO’s) in a bout that can be seen live in the United States on AWE, beginning at 3pm Eastern, and airing from Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Avalos sounded like a champion on Wednesday when he was reached after his media workout in Belfast. Avalos is not in the least intimidated by what will be for sure a raucous and partisan crowd that will be inside the arena on Saturday.

For the better part of the last few years, Frampton has been eying a showdown with Scott Quigg and Avalos believes that Frampton is making a big mistake if he is not focused.

“Everything is good. I could fight tonight, tomorrow it doesn’t matter because I am ready to go.

“I have been thinking about the game plan and what I am going to do.”

“The only thing that matters is me and the fighter in front of me. The rest doesn’t matter. In fact his fans will become my fans.

“I did not come all the way here to lose. I know he is undefeated but he has not fought anybody like me. I do not see anything special about him.”

“I am glad he is looking past me. I am coming to his hometown and he is underestimating me and that will make my victory on Saturday even more sweet. I will be the next IBF Super Bantamweight champion.”