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Published 09/06/2015

A victorious Carl Frampton after defeating Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
A victorious Carl Frampton after defeating Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Sky News presenter and Eamon Holmes laps up the atmosphere of the IBF super-bantamweight clash between Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena
Cummings v Palenzuela. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
Scott Quigg in Belfast to watch Carl Frampton against Chris Avalos in Saturday nights IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Billy McKee Carl Frampton's coach.
David 'The Hayemaker' Haye.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - Cyclone Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Viktor Plotnikov wins the vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Viktor Plotnikov wins the vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings along with Blain McGuigan. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - Cyclone Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. John Breen along with boxer Marc McCullough and Blain McGuigan.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone George Groves. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Shane McGuigan and Pritchard. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Conrad Cummings pictured along with Scott Quigg. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Whyte v Lobjanidze Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Scott Quigg. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Shane McGuigan. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

Carl Frampton intends to begin making a name for himself in the United States after announcing he will defend his IBF super-bantamweight title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso, Texas next month.

The Northern Irishman will fight outside the United Kingdom for the first time when he makes the second defence of his title on July 18 against his Mexican opponent, who has won 25 bouts with one defeat and two draws.

Frampton recently signed a deal with adviser Al Haymon - although the 28-year-old continues to be managed by former world champion and mentor Barry McGuigan.

"I want to become a star in the USA and this is my first step on that journey," said the unbeaten Frampton. "Now that my team is working with Al Haymon I am set to defend my title in front of millions of US fight fans on CBS.

"Alejandro Gonzalez Jr is a dangerous Mexican challenger but he has never fought anyone like me and on the 18th of July he is in for a big, big shock. I feel I am the best super-bantamweight in the world and I am excited to box in front of a huge television audience in the USA."

Frampton, who won his world title by outpointing Kiko Martinez last year before defeating mandatory challenger Chris Avalos in his first defence in February, will fight at the Don Haskins Center.

McGuigan said: "This is fantastic news for Carl Frampton. I believe Carl's all-action style will captivate the US fight fans.

"Frampton has all the ingredients needed to become a major star in the USA; he is an exceptional fighter with a brilliant personality who has a fanatical fan base in the UK."

Carl Frampton will make the second defence of his IBF super-bantamweight title
Carl Frampton will make the second defence of his IBF super-bantamweight title

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