Ahead of his mandatory first defence of his IBF Super Bantamweight against Chris Avalos, Carl Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan has predicted a massive year for the Belfast boxer. It now seems, going by what the fighter himself has said this week – Frampton fans are potentially in store for two mega fights before the year’s end.
Most would expect The Jackal to dispose of the Californian Avalos before moving on to a much mooted massive outdoor fight with Scott Quigg in the summer. The name of Leo Santa Cruz has also been mentioned as a possible post Avalos foe.
However, speaking to ESPN’s Steve Bunce on his weekly podcast, Frampton has mapped out what he feels would be his perfect path to unify the Super Bantamweight division in 2015.
Far from doing what most of the division have been explicitly doing for an age in avoiding Rigondeaux, Frampton says he is ready to face the Cuban by the end of the year to prove he is the best at the weight before moving up to Featherweight.
“I’m ready to fight anyone. The perfect year for me to be honest would be to defeat Avalos, then beat Quigg in the Summer and then we will go after Rigondeaux before the year is out. I want to fight him because he is the best in the division and if I wanna prove that I am the best in the division, which I believe I am, I need to beat him” said the Cyclone promoted star.