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 Demetrius Andrade Outboxes, Stops Artur Akavov in Twelfth Oscar Rivas Knocks Out Bryant Jennings in Twelfth Round Pablo Cesar Cano Destroys Jorge Linares in One Round Shocker TJ Doheny Stops Ryohei Takahashi in Eleven Rounds Shakur Stevenson Blasts Out Jessie Cris Rosales in Four Chris Algieri Holds Off Late Rally, Outpoints Danny Gonzalez Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne Nearly Erupt at Weigh-In Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Ready For War Amanda Serrano Blasts Voaberger, Becomes 7 Division Champ Overweight Tepora Replaced On PPV, Stripped of Interim WBA Title Top Rank on ESPN Early Results From Turning Stone Casino Photos: Maurice Hooker, Mikkel LesPierre - Go Face To Face Photos: Dmitry Bivol, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face in New York Pacquiao-Broner Weigh-In Results From MGM Grand Bivol-Smith 3/9 DAZN Show Heading To Turning Stone Resort Andrade vs. Akavov LIVE Results From Madison Square Garden Video: Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez - Trade Words, Face To Face Manny Pacquiao Guaranteed At Least $20 Million For Broner Bout Raja Amasheh: I Feel Like Amanda Serrano, WBO Stole My Title Akavov Sees Andrade Win As His Middleweight Lottery Ticket Jessie Vargas Wants Kell Brook Showdown on April 6 Crawford: I've Been Hit With Bigger Shots Since Gamboa Fight Photos: Thorslund vs. Graf, Ceylan vs. Sanchez - On Weight Andrade: Saunders Unprofessional, But If It Happens, It Happens Krael, McCarter, Hitchins, Cortes Win in Las Vegas: Bellows Loses News: Lerena vs. Mann, Nico Hernandez, Sam Bowen, More Malignaggi: Danny Garcia wins 'close, tricky fight' with Granados Hearn: I Don't Believe We've Yet Seen The Best of Andrade Bob Arum: Al Haymon is Doing a Disservice to His Welterweights Andrade: I'm The Best Talent Out There at 154, 160, Maybe 168 BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - January 18 UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia Video: Badou Jack Ready For Marcus Browne Clash Video: Broner's Trainer Gives Take on Pacquiao Fight Video: Dillian Whyte Discusses Being a Free Agent, More Maurice Hooker Set For March 9 Defense vs. Mikkel LesPierre
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement