This Saturday afternoon, February 28, Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KO’s) will make the 1st defense of the IBF Super Bantamweight title when he takes on mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KO’s) in a bout that can be seen live and exclusively in the United States on AWE–A Wealth of Entertainment.
The show begins on AWE at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PT
The card will originate from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is promoted by Cyclone Promotions
Avalos sounded like a champion on Wednesday when he was reached after his media workout in Belfast.
“Everything is good. I could fight tonight, tomorrow it doesn’t matter because I am ready to go,” said the native of Lancaster, California. “I have been thinking about the gameplan and what I am going to do.”
Avalos is not in the least intimidated by what will be for sure a raucous and partisan crowd that will be inside the arena on Saturday.
“The only thing that matters is me and the fighter in front of me. The rest doesn’t matter. In fact his fans will become my fans. I did not come all the way here to lose. I know he is undefeated but he has not fought anybody like me. I do not see anything special about him.”
For the better part of the last few years, Frampton has been eyeing a mega fight showdown with WBA Interim champion Scott Quigg and Avalos believes that Frampton is making a big mistake if he is not focused on the American.
“I am glad he is looking past me. I am coming to his hometown and he is underestimating me and that will make my victory on Saturday even more sweet. I will be the next IBF Super Bantamweight champion.”
“The Frampton vs Avalos world title fight is a classic matchup which will provide tremendous excitement for viewers. I look forward to Avalos bringing the title back with him,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum exclusively to AWE.
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