SAN DIEGO, CA – February 4, 2015 – On Saturday afternoon, February 28, Carl Frampton will make the 1st defense of the IBF Super Bantamweight title when he takes on mandatory challenger Chris Avalos in a bout that can be seen live and exclusively in the United States on AWE–A Wealth of Entertainment.
The card will originate from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is promoted by Cyclone Promotions.
“We are very excited to bring this great title bout to the American fans,” said AWE President, Charles Herring.
“We televised Frampton’s last bout with Martinez and it was an excellent fight. Avalos is the number-one contender and we know he is eager to bring the belt back to the United States.”
Frampton of Belfast has a perfect record of 19-0 with 13 knockouts won the tile on September 6 when he defeated reigning champion Kiko Martinez via 12-round unanimous decision. That bout was televised exclusively on AWE.
The 27 year-old Frampton is a former Celtic champion. He won the Commonwealth title with a 4th round stoppage over Mark Quon. He defended the title with wins over Kris Hughes (15-1), & Prosper Ankrah (18-2). He won the IBF Intercontinental title with 12-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Raul Hirales and then stopped former world champion Steve Molitor (34-2) in 6 rounds.
Frampton won the European title with a 9th round stoppage over Martinez and made one title defense over Jeremy Parodi (35-1-1).
After a 2nd round stoppage win over Hugo Cazarez, Frampton captured the coveted world title.
Avalos of Lancaster, California has a record of 25-2 with 19 knockouts.
The 25 year-old turned professional in 2008 with a 3rd round stoppage over Juan Guerrero (1-0). He stayed undefeated for his first 16 bouts with wins over Constancio Alvarado (1-0-2), Christian Cruz (3-0), Andre Wilson (11-2-1) & Jose Nieves (17-1-3).
He won the WBO NABO Bantamweight title with a 2nd round stoppage over Jhon Alberto Medina.
Avalos captures the WBO Intercontinental & NABA USA Super Bantamweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Khabir Suleymanov (11-0).
Avalos is currently riding a 6-fight winning streak and in that span he has defeated Yenifel Vicente (23-0-2), Jose Luis Ariaza (29-7-1), Drian Francisco (24-1-1), Rolly Lunas (34-8-1).
On May 31, 2014 he won the IBF Mandatory position with a 8th round stoppage over Yasutaka Ishimoto (24-6) in Macau, China.
In his last bout, Avalos stopped Jose Cen Torres in 5 rounds on November 8 in Pharr, Texas.
The start time and a full undercard will be announced shortly.
Boxing fans can enjoy this amazing card on AWE available on Verizon FiOS TV, ch 169 and 669 in HD, along numerous regional cable providers across the nation. Please check www.awetv.com for boxing updates.
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