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Carl Frampton to face Hugo Cazares at Odyssey Arena

Carl Frampton (right) and Barry McGuigan announce the world title eliminator fight against Hugo Cazares

Carl Frampton (right) and Barry McGuigan announce the world title eliminator fight against Hugo Cazares

News Letter boxing columnist Carl Frampton will take on Mexican Hugo Cazares in a final world title eliminator at the Odyssey Arena on Friday, April 4.

Victory for the 26-year-old super-bantamweight would set up a world title showdown with WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz.

Cazares, 35, has won 33 of his 40 fights and is a former world champion at super-flyweight and light-flyweight.

Frampton relinquished his European and Commonwealth belts in November in his bid to secure a world title fight.

Cazares tops the current WBC rankings with Belfast man Frampton at the number two.

“Hugo Cazares is a former two-weight world champion from Mexico who brings a lot of experience and skill with him,” said Frampton.

“I can’t wait to get back in front of the amazing Belfast crowd and secure my shot at the WBC world title.

“I have progressed so much in the last 12 months both in the boxing ring and out of it.

“I believe the next 12 months will bring me even more success and more importantly the world title.”

 

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