Frampton hopes next fight won't be last in Belfast

  • Frampton hopes next fight won't be last in Belfast

Frampton hopes next fight won't be last in Belfast

Gutierrez was in Belfast on Wednesday for a news conference to announce his clash with two-weight world champion Frampton at the SSE Arena on July 29, with the victor of their WBC featherweight title eliminator expected to go on and have a world title shot. I need to get past Gutierrez first and that's a really hard fight. It's a big big fight and I'm very motivated to get the win.

Gutierrez has agreed to travel to Frampton's home town and believes he has all the skills required to come out on top. Many observers felt that Gutierrez was extremely unfortunate to lose that fight.

'I'm excited to be boxing at home again.

Gutierrez, known as the Jaguar, has won 35 of his 37 professional fights with 24 of those being by KO.

"They're like 'just take an easy fight and come back over here to the States, ' but I don't want to mug people off". The atmosphere can't be replicated; it's spectacular. I wanted a hard fight, I didn't want to go in with a nobody'.

He added: 'This is a big challenge for me, it's the first time I've been so far away from home.

SHANE MCGUIGAN: This is a good homecoming fight for Carl.

Gutierrez, 23, has only fought outside of Mexico once and past year suffered his first defeat, on points to Cristian Mijares. "This guy is an avoided fighter".

The scene is set for an action-packed encounter between two of the best featherweights in the world on July 29th at the SSE Arena Belfast. Carl is at his best when he has a live opponent who is hunting him down and on July 29th at the SSE Arena Belfast that is exactly what is going to happen.