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Final batch of opponents confirmed for Frampton Homecoming Undercard

The final batch of opponents have been confirmed for the Carl Frampton undercard on Saturday night.

‘The Jackal’ makes his return to his hometown after two and a half years away, facing Andres Gutierrez [35(25)-1(0)-1] in a WBC featherweight title eliminator, live on Channel 5.

A compact undercard, a portion of which will be shown on Spike TV, features a further six fights.

Middleweight Conrad Cummings [11(5)-1(0)-1] defends his WBO European belt against Poland’s Robert Swierzbinski [18(3)-6(4)-2], while welter Paddy Gallagher [11(7)-3(0)] fights Swiss champ Ricardo Silva [14(6)-1(0)] for the vacant IBO Continental strap.

In addition to this, super middleweight Padraig McCrory [1(0)-0] has long been known to be fighting Norbert Szekeres [18(9)-58(15)-3].

Tonight the final three opponents have been confirmed.

20 year old welterweight sensation Lewis Crocker [2(2)-0] takes on Polish puncher Sylwester Walczak [5(0)-31(12)-2] over four.

A regular on the English scene, Walczak once caused a major shock, upsetting prospect George Michael Carman over six back in 2017. In addition to this he has gone the distance with Lenny Daws and Robbie Barrett.

Walczak also has Irish previous having fought Tyrone McKenna at The Devenish Venue two Summers ago, losing a four-round points decision. The 33 year old has been operating at light middleweight recently and has been stopped in all three of his contests in 2017 and is, on paper, a weaker opponent than Crocker’s last foe, Radoslav Mitev.

Light heavyweight Steven Ward [4(1)-0] fights on the bill in a six-rounder where his opponent will be Croatian Josip Perkovic [4(2)-2(0)-1]. The game 24 year old spoiled the debut of Kevin Di Napoli, a top Italian amateur, last year when he held him to a draw. Since then he has also given German champion Toni Kraft an extremely competitive fight over six.

The fight looks to be a step up for as ‘The Quiet Man’s’ career starts to kick on properly.

Finally, the bill will also feature English lightweight Chantelle Cameron [2(1)-0].

The Shane McGuigan-trained, Cyclone-promoted fighter will box Serbian super bantamweight Jasmina Nad [6(1)-18(0)] over six two-minute rounds.

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