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Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez jr: Training session with two days to go

By Claire Williamson

It's just two days to go before Carl Frampton's second defence of the IBF World super-bantamweight title against Mexican Alejandro Alejandro Gonzalez jr.

And the Belfast boxer is looking fighting fit as he was photographed in a training session in El Paso, Texas this week.

The champion will be vowing to hold on to his title and win over America while the Mexican attempts to cause an upset.

Mexican Gonzalez jnr, the son of former WBC World featherweight champion Alejandro snr, is ranked 13 by the IBF and holds a record of 25 wins, one defeat and two draws.

Excitement is building and no doubt there will be many clenched fists cheering Carl on as the fight is beamed into living rooms around Northern Ireland and further afield.

Frampton defends his IBF World super-bantamweight title at the Don Haskins Centre in El Paso, Texas in a fight that will be shown live in both the USA on CBS and in the UK on ITV.

On July 18 coverage will start on the main channel from 9.45pm UK time - coverage of the undercard to Frampton vs Gonzalez Jr. will commence at 9pm on ITV4.

Frampton won his title in front of a Belfast crowd of 16,000 fans in 2014.

His first title defence was in February against USA's Chris Avalos in the Odyssey Arena Belfast which attracted a terrestial television audience of more than 2million viewers.

Further reading:

Carl Frampton is our own Special One: World-class Jackal now boxing's answer to Jose Mourinho, says Dave McAuley

Carl Frampton is ready to hand out some shock and awe 

Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez: Heat is really on in Texas, but our man can cope

Quigg is well aware Belfast is watching

Tigers Bay ace on course to be a superstar in the States, predict experts

Quigg ready for toughest test yet

Kiko Martinez will be roaring on Carl Frampton to victory against Alejandro Gonzales in Texas

Cool Gonzalez is determined to crash Frampton party in El Paso

'I've promised my kids I'll come back as world champion,' says Carl Frampton

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