CARL FRAMPTON will make the second defence of his IBF world title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jnr on July 18 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, USA.
Frampton vs Gonzalez Jnr will be the main event on this CBS broadcast as part of the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series that will go out live coast to coast in the USA.
Cyclone Promotions are in exclusive discussions with a UK broadcaster who will showcase this exciting second title defence of Frampton live on July 18. There will be further details on this to come.
Undefeated Frampton, 20 (14) – 0, is already an established star in the UK and Ireland and has recently signed an advisory agreement with Al Haymon. The Gonzalez Jnr fight will be Frampton’s first bout in the USA and he is set to be seen by millions of viewers in America as the headliner of this CBS terrestrial television show.
Alejandro Gonzalez Jnr, 25 (15) – 1 – 2, is one of the brightest up and coming boxers in Mexico. The 22-yea- old Tijuana native follows in the footsteps of his famous father Alejandro Gonzalez Snr when he challenges for the world title in Texas on the 18th. Gonzalez Snr famously dethroned WBC Featherweight Champion Kevin Kelley in San Antonio, Texas in 1995 to become champion of the world. The tall and dangerous Gonzalez Jnr, ranked 13th with the IBF, will have the majority of the support in El Paso for his first world title challenge.
Belfast’s Carl Frampton is one of the hottest talents in world boxing and has thrilled fans in the UK with his explosive performances as the IBF world super-bantamweight champion. Frampton won the world title in Belfast in September 2014 in front of 16,000 ecstatic home fans. His first defence against the USA’s Chris Avalos attracted a terrestrial television audience of over two million viewers in the UK and Ireland.
Texas’ undefeated Jermall Charlo challenges IBF world light-middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage on the undercard of Frampton vs Gonzalez Jnr. This exciting World Title fight represents the biggest challenge to date for the undefeated Texan Charlo, 21 (16) – 0.
IBF super-bantamweight king Carl Frampton said, “I am delighted to be defending my title in the USA on July 18 live on CBS against Alejandro Gonzalez Jnr. I want to become a star in the USA and this is my first step on that journey. Now that my team is working with Al Haymon I am set to defend my title in front of millions of US fight fans on CBS. Alejandro Gonzalez Jnr is a dangerous Mexican challenger but he has never fought anyone like me and on the 18th of July he is in for a big, big shock. I feel I am the best super-bantamweight in the world and I am excited to box in front of a huge television audience in the USA.”
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 Jnr. 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.”