Carl Frampton eyes prey before big Odyssey showdown

Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton

Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton eyed his prey for the first time on Friday before he lures Hugo Cazares into his lair on April 4.

Tigers Bay Super-bantamweight Frampton gave his Mexican opponent the once over before they meet in a Final Eliminator for the WBC World title at a packed out Odyssey Arena.

Cazares – going by his body language and demeanour yesterday – is not a lamb being led t0 the slaughter.

The Mexican – a veteran of 15 World title fights – knows his way around the ring and ‘The Jackal’ will have to be careful that he is not ambushed and caught in a trap when they meet at the Belfast venue.

Frampton – who looked calm and relaxed – says he is wary of the bite that Cazares has in his armoury.

“He is easily the most experienced fighter I have fought. I think he has had nearly as many World title fights, as I have had fights, so it is going to be very, very tough.

“But I have trained very hard for this fight. I think I am in the shape of my life.

“I am 27 years old and I think over the next two to three years you are going to see the best of me.

“From now I am ready for the big guys st starting with Cazares,” he added.

A big night lies ahead but will Frampton reign or will Cazares leave the ‘Jackal’s Lair’ with his scalp intact?