What do we know about the Mexican boxer Gutierrez who will fight Carl Frampton?
Carl Frampton's opponent for his fight this July is set to be unveiled at 1pm today - but he looks to have gone and spoiled the secret?
Andres Gutierrez, known as the Jaguar, has told his local newspaper Noticias de Querétaro that he will provide Frampton's opposition as the Northern Irish boxer looks to bounce back from his first professional defeat.
“I know I have a great opportunity and I will not waste it. He had wanted this from a long time ago," said the 23 year-old Mexican.
“I’m very happy for his news they gave me. I know it will be very difficult, but I have the character to prevail.
“I tell all the Queretanos that I’m not going to let them down and I’m going to put soul, life and heart and I will fight for what I most want, that’s why I’ll prevail."
The fight will be a WBC featherweight eliminator with Gutierrez currently ranked number 10 and Frampton ranked number one at 126lbs.
Frampton's 1pm press conference in the Grand Ballroom at the Europa Hotel is open to the public.
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE JAGUAR?
Gutierrez has won 35 of his 37 professional fights, 24 by knock-out, and picked up four ranking titles along the way. He turned pro at just 15 years-old and has since held the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) super bantamweight title, IBF International bantamweight title, WBC FECARBOX featherweight title and the WBC Silver super bantamweight title.
He has managed to see off former world title challengers Mario Macias and Daniel Diaz and his only professional defeat was suffered last year, when he was beaten by Cristian Mijares in a battle for the vacant WBC Silver featherweight title. He has since bounced back by beating Wallington Orobio by TKO in October.
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