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Video: 'I didn't want to fight a mug coming back to Belfast' - A confident Carl Frampton ahead of Gutierrez fight


Carl Frampton vowed to show no mercy and seize every opportunity to take down his Mexican opponent - Andres Gutierrez - in the WBC World featherweight title eliminator bout.

Looking ahead to Saturday night, the Belfast man insisted he is not taking his opponent for granted.

"He's a good fighter, a hard puncher and he's had more knock-out wins than I've had fights," he said.

"Gutierrez has a good tight defence and it's going to be hard to break through that, but I believe that when I'm on form I'm the best featherweight in the world, I just need to prove that.

"If you were to build a fighter that was the best opponent for me, you'd build Andres Gutierrez - maybe with a little bit less punching power, but this is a perfect opportunity for me to showcase what I've got."

It's his first fight in Belfast since he beat American Chris Avalos to retain his world title in February 2015, and his first time getting back in the ring since his devastating loss of the world title at the hands of Leo Santa Cruz just six months ago in Las Vegas.

"I could have fought in the States and made more money, but the big thing for me was to fight at home, I wanted this.

"I love the people, the atmosphere and the whole build-up - it was important for me to be here."

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