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Carl Frampton to fight Nonito Donaire in Belfast on April 21

Carl Frampton will take on former four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire in Belfast on April 21, the SSE Arena has confirmed.

Promoter Frank Warren confirmed Frampton's opponent at a presss conference last year and previously indicated the fight would take place on April 7.

The SSE Arena Belfast announced on Friday that the fight would take place on April 21 and tickets were on sale from Thursday January 11.

Frampton is building towards another shot at a world title in the featherweight division and his bout with Donaire will be his second after splitting with Barry McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions and his trainer son Shane last year.

The Northern Irishman was given a stern test by the unheralded Horacio Garcia last month before eking out a points win and will return to the SSE Arena to take on Donaire (38-4, 24KOs).

The 35-year-old Filipino has won world belts in the flyweight, bantamweight, super-bantamweight and featherweight divisions and was at one stage rated among the best pound-for-pound fighters.

He has won six of his last seven bouts and will be seen as a tough test even though he is widely considered to be past his peak.

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