Carl Frampton seeking big fights after seeing off Gonzalez Jr challenge in El Paso

Carl Frampton after the weigh-in in El Paso
Carl Frampton after the weigh-in in El Paso

Carl Frampton will look to sweep aside the challenge of Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso on Saturday night - before looking to fight the big names in his weight division.

Frampton defends his IBF World title against Gonzalez Jr knowing that victory would open the door to mega-fights in the coming months.

And ‘The Jackal’ says he is looking to make a name for himself in the USA.

“If you want to create a legacy in boxing you must come to the United States. It’s important for me to come here, the time was right.

“There’s a few names I would like to fight next, possibly Scott Quigg, Abner Mares and Gary Russell,” he added.

And Frampton believes he will make an impression in the American city.

“I’m can go forward, move back, stay in the pocket and most importantly I just do whatever it takes to win.

“I have an exciting style and the Mexican-American fans will appreciate it. They love an all-action style and I’m going to show them that I have a crowd-pleasing style.”

But Frampton insists he is totally focused on Gonzalez Jr

“I know that he has a height and reach advantage on me. I think he’s going to try to keep it long. He’s young, hungry and from a good pedigree, I’m expecting a good fight.

“If I can perform at my best I should be able to get rid of this guy. I want to be explosive and that’s not disrespect to my opponent.

“There really isn’t anything different I did to prepare for this fight. We must get close to him. I brought in sparring partners similar to his stature.”