Carl Frampton vows to make his name in America

IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton
IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton wants to be a big hit in the United States and has already eyed a St Patrick’s Day bout in New York City.

The 28-year-old IBF world super bantamweight champion is set to defend his title against Alejandro Gonzalez Junior in El Paso next weekend.

Belfast-born Frampton will now be looking to truly arrive on the international stage as the unbeaten champion wants to show American boxing fans what he can do.

“I’m looking forward to the fight,” Frampton said. “It is giving me a chance to showcase my talents on terrestrial television in the US and the UK. It means a hell of a lot.”

With ‘The Jackal’ meeting Gonzalez Junior in Texas, bad blood remains with WBA champion Scott Quigg.

The pair have blamed one another for their fight not happening and Frampton again pressed home the fact he believes Quigg wanted too much of the purse.

“The thing with Quigg is that he is out-pricing himself,” Frampton added. “He thinks he is worth more than what he is.”

As well as a future bout with Quigg, Frampton also has his eye on a St Patrick’s Day meeting meeting with super bantamweight unified champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.

“The Rigondeaux fight is a possibility,” he said.

“There is a good chance my next fight could be in the UK or Ireland and then we would look to go to New York on St Patrick’s Day.”