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McGuigan: Frampton will captivate American audience in cracking fight

CARL Frampton has won the respect and love of Irish fight fans over last few years, but now he will make American’s sit up and take note claims mentor Barry McGuigan.

The Clones Cyclone, who this day 30 years ago became WBA super featherweight champion of the World, has long since told anyone who would listen ‘The Jackal’ has all the ingredients not only to become World champion, but to excite fans around the World.

With an IBF title defence against Ajehandro Gonzalez in Texas on July 18, that will be broadcast coast to coast on CBS McGuigan now feels the Belfast puncher now has the perfect chance show a wider audience what makes him special.

Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan said, “This is fantastic news for Carl Frampton. He is defending his title live on CBS in the USA and I believe Carl’s all action style will captivate the US fight fans. Frampton has all the ingredients needed to become a major star in the USA; he is an exceptional fighter with a brilliant personality who has a fanatical fan base in the UK. Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. is a hungry and dangerous young Mexican boxer who will be travelling to El Paso, Texas to rip that belt from Frampton. This is going to be a cracking fight.”


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