Northern Irish world champion Frampton poised for a dominant maiden ring outing in USA against Gonzalez Jnr, and Paddy Power go 13/2 for fifth round victory
Ferocious Northern Irishman Carl Frampton successfully realised his dream of becoming a world champion last year as he defeated Kiko Martinez to lift the IBF Super Bantamweight title in Belfast.
Earlier this year, ‘the Jackal’ then successfully retained his crown against Chris Avalos on home soil, and is set for a second successive title defence over Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Jnr in his American debut.
Trained by legendary Irish featherweight world champion Barry McGuigan, Frampton is a best-priced 10/3 with Paddy Power to secure another triumph by points decision on his maiden United States bout.
The 28-year-old Belfast-born champion is yet to be toppled in his impressive career so far, having also stopped 14 of his opponents early, and the fighter nicknamed ‘Brick Fists’ is sure to enjoy a dominant arrival on the international stage.
“I’m looking forward to the fight,” Frampton stated. “It is giving me a chance to showcase my talents on terrestrial television in the US and the UK. It means a hell of a lot.
“It is something me and my team have discussed – I’m pretty well known in the UK and Ireland but in the US, unless you’re a die-hard boxing fan you don’t know who Carl Frampton is, this is a chance for a lot of exposure. It is a big deal. It is great for me and for out new promotions team.”
Frampton’s latest ring exploits will again be showcased live on ITV, following the channel’s welcomed return of live boxing, and the star of the show is 10/1 with Paddy Power to give his passionate and vociferous fans a first round knock-out to celebrate.
Three of the travelling fighter’s last four match-ups have failed to go beyond the sixth round due to his superior qualities, and the popular Northern Irishman is 13/2 with Paddy Power to secure a stoppage victory again in the fifth round in Texas.
Frampton is tipped to finally take on Scott Quigg later this year, but has his sights on impressively overcoming Gonzalez in America with his fierce blend of speed and power, which make him the overwhelming odds-on 1/33 with Sky Bet to emerge victorious.
Betting tip: Frampton stops Gonzalez in fifth round @ 13/2 with Paddy Power