Chris Avalos camp in confident mood before Carl Frampton showdown

Chris Avalos (right) exchanges words with Carl Frampton
Chris Avalos (right) exchanges words with Carl Frampton

Chris Avalos’ and his team are convinced that he will dethrone Carl Frampton at the Odyssey on February 28.

Frampton defends his IBF World title against Avalos and the American’s manager Mike Criscio says his man will get the job done.

“Chris is ready to rock. I think Chris will dominate Frampton. Chris is very tough, strong, has a lot of pride and is hungry to win a world championship.

“All my fighters are in real fights from the start, they don’t have padded out records.

“Chris has lost twice but he was ill before one and in the other he was robbed. We are going to Belfast to win,” he added.

And Carl Moretti, VP of Boxing Operations at Top Rank, likes Avalos in the world title fight in Belfast.

“Carl Frampton is a terrific young champion, but with Chris’ punching power it really doesn’t matter where the fight is. The partisan crowd won’t affect Chris at all.

“He has one goal, to become the new IBF champion.

“There will be plenty of celebrating after the fight, but it will be Chris and his team having the honours,” he added.

Avalos had 104 amateur bouts – 96 wins, 14 losses – and fought in a number of national tournaments and he is full of confidence before the clash.

“I am going to be the new IBF World champion. I know it and he knows it.

“Frampton does not impress me and I will get the win at the Odyssey. Train ing has gone well and I’ve been working on using lots of combinations. I used to be straight-ahead brawling but we’re boxing more, throwing more jabs, mixing it up,” he said.

“I am not going to tell you how I am going to beat Frampton - but I will and the crowd in the Odyssey will not effect me. I have fought away from home many times and it is just the two of us in the ring.

“They will boo and jeer me, while singing and shouting their hearts out for him. I will beat Frampton.”