Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Carl Frampton-Hugo Cazares Set For April 4 in Belfast

By Terence Dooley

Belfast's Carl Frampton has revealed that his next opponent will be Mexico's Hugo Fidel Cazares, the fight was announced at a press conference earlier today. 

The two will meet in a WBC Super bantamweight title eliminator at Belfast's Odyssey Arena on April 4th, airing live on Boxnation in the U.K.

Frampton is rated at #1 and Cazares is the #2 contender, the winner will earn a crack at the WBC titlist Leo Santa Cruz later this year.

Frampton, 17-0 (12), will enjoy home advantage, but Cazares, 40-7-2 (27), has more experience and the 35-year-old former light-flyweight title-holder will be driven by his desire to earn a world title shot at the higher weight.

Frampton gave up his EBU and Commonwealth titles to pursue world honours, and his gamble has been rewarded.  The 26-year-old had been chasing a bout with IBF holder Kiko Martinez, who he defeated by ninth-round TKO last February, but his efforts came to naught and he is opting for the WBC route instead as he bids to join domestic rival and WBA holder Scott Quigg at the world title table.

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by elgranluchadore on 01-31-2014

cazares is a fat 122 pounder, watch him have no abs for this fight. frampton should win easy

Comment by D-MiZe on 01-31-2014

Frampton isn't a big draw over here. It's a good fight, I expect Cazares to cause Frampton problems and I'll definitely be placing bets on Frampton's opponents from now on.

Comment by VAGAB0ND on 01-30-2014

I know Leo Santa Cruz is the champ and is a big draw in California, but if he does fight Carl Frampton later this year he should think about traveling to the U.K. because Frampton is a huge draw over…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-30-2014

Why chase Santa Cruz? Neither guy is gonna travel. Unless Santa Cruz moves up... [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by Mick Higgs on 01-30-2014

"Later this year"? These contenders should be fighting at least 5-6 times a year! BTW: Rigo is still #1 @ 122Lb & shall remain so until he's beaten or moves to 126LB!!..........

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Frank Warren Tabs Errol Spence To Beat Kell Brook in Sheffield Kell Brook: I'll Prove Everyone Wrong Again Against Spence Hearn Recalls How He Failed to Convince Brook to Skip Spence Brook's Trainer: Spence is Brave, But Not Qualified to Beat Brook Frank Warren: Future of British Boxing is in Safe Hands George Groves: I Still Feel I'm Better Than Carl Froch, Badou Jack Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares II in Play For September 9 Roach Admits Concern: Horn Can Punch, He's Pretty Impressive Golovkin, Thurman Trainers Explain How Brook Can Beat Spence Kanat Islam Continues Streak With Twelve Round Decision Win Errol Spence Explains What Led Him on a Path To Boxing Errol Spence Jr.'s Moment Of Truth Miguel Cotto Slams Critics Calling For Him To Retire From Boxing Jose Pedraza vs. Jamel Herring on Guerrero-Figueroa Card Conlan, Saucedo, Mike Alvarado, Mean Machine Win in Chicago Mayweather-McGregor: Showtime on Board, Confirms Espinoza Andrew Selby in Line For Daigo Higa With WBC Eliminator Win Joshua-Klitschko II: There Will Be HBO, Showtime Collaberation Shane Mosley Has To Pay Ex-Wife 75K in Defamation Lawsuit Photos: Orlando Salido vs. Aristides Perez - Official Weights Conlan May Get Step-Up Foe on Pacquiao-Horn, Says Macklin Groves vs. Chudinov To Be Streamed on Facebook, Youtube Francisco Vargas Had Surgery on Eyebrows, Wants November Date Ward-Kovalev Rematch: NSAC Has Assigned Three American Judges Mayweather: I Can't Overlook McGregor, Only Lost on The Ground! Cotto vs. Kamegai, Berchelt vs. Miura Picked By BoxNation Brook To Spence: You've Got To Take It, Rip it Out of My Hands Spence: It’s Time to Shut Up, Glove Up & Go to War With Brook Kermit Cintron vs. Tyrone Brunson Set For June 24th Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Extra Security Measures in Place Photos: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Ripped and Ready For War! Warren Admits: If Saunders is Not 100%, Khurtsidze Will Beat Him Joe Smith's Promoter on LA Return, Possibility of Monaghan Bout Salido Returns, Looks Forward To Vasyl Lomachenko Rematch Kell Brook Weighs in at 146½ ; Errol Spence Comes in at 146¼ Abel Sanchez: Golovkin-Canelo Should 'Revive Our Industry' George Groves Thought Hard Before Fully Trusting McGuigan Brook: I Want Spence To Taste Every Bit of That Sugar in There! Hank Lundy is Gunning For Terry Flanagan, Robert Easter Fortune Calms Down Pacquiao Fans, Says No Reason To Panic
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement