Carl Frampton to fight in Belfast in July

Like the Belfast man, 23-year-old Gutierrez (35-1-1-KO25), nicknamed "the Jaguar", comes into the fight with just a single defeat on his professional record.

Frampton has not fought since his thrilling January loss to Leo Santa Cruz in January, after which he insisted his next fight would be in Belfast.

Former super bantamweight and featherweight titleholder Carl Frampton will be back in action on July 29 in Belfast, as he faces Andres Gutierrez in a WBC featherweight eliminator at SSE Arena in Belfast.

When Santa Cruz, who Carl defeated previous year, ruled himself out of a trilogy fight "The Jackal" turned his attention to Wales' IBF champion Lee Selby. The money he has been getting paid in the States, it needed to be a pay per view show and there wasn't a pay per view date available in the summer.

"I understand there are going to be a lot of people who. miss out on tickets because this is at the Odyssey and not Windsor or an outdoor venue", Frampton said.

"I was disappointed he didn't come but it's one each between us and I'm hoping that fight will happen at some point". "I'm going to put in soul, life, and heart and I will fight for what I most want, that's why I'll prevail". I know the Americans and Al Haymon that we're working with, they want me back Stateside pretty soon and they're a bit concerned.

"After he beat me, what he was saying before the fight changed very quickly", Frampton told a press conference in Belfast on Wednesday.

"This guy is no-nonsense, an all-out attacking fighter with a tremendous punch".

  • Salvatore Jensen