CARL Frampton knows his reign as IBF super bantamweight Champion of the World will come to an end on February 28, claims Chris Avalos.
The Belfast puncher makes the first and according to Avalos last defence of a title he wrestled from the grasp of Kiko Martinez in front of 16,000 fight fans last September on the World is Not Enough bill at the Odyssey Arena.
‘The Hitman’ isn’t impressed with what he has seen of the ‘The Jackal’ and warns he is coming to Belfast to take Frampton out. Whilst Frampton’s win over Martinez has most suggesting he is the best in the division bar the Gary Hyde managed talent that is Gullerimo Rigondeaux, the 25 year old American seems unfazed and claims he has beaten up better fighters sparring at the famous Wild Card Gym.
“He has never faced anyone like me and I have beaten up better guys in sparring,” said Avalos.
“I am going to be the new IBF World champion. I know it and he knows it. Frampton does not impress me and I will get the win at the Odyssey. Training has gone well and I’ve been working on using lots of combinations. I used to be straight-ahead brawling but we’re boxing more, throwing more jabs, mixing it up.”
‘The Jackal Army’ have also developed a reputation as top of their class world wide and have produced intimated atmospheres for previous Frampton victims.
Top Rank’s Avalos, however, states he doesn’t fear going into ‘The Jackal’s lair’ and promised to disappoint those in attendance later this month.
“I am not going to tell you how I am going to beat Frampton – but I will and the crowd in the Odyssey will not effect me. I have fought away from home many times and it is just the two of us in the ring. They will boo and jeer me, while singing and shouting their hearts out for him, but I will beat Frampton.”