'Boxer of the Year' award for Frampton

Published Wednesday, 02 April 2014
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Carl Frampton may have just picked up the Irish Boxing Writers 'Boxer of the Year' award, but his next opponent Hugo Cazáres insists he won't be backing down against the Belfast man on Friday.

'Boxer of the Year' award for Frampton
Belfast's Carl Frampton who will be fighting on home turf at the weekend. (© Pacemaker)

At a press conference in the city on Wednesday, the Mexican fighter made it clear that he is not scared of the Jackal.

But Frampton remains confident about his game plan for their WBC Final Eliminator at the Odyssey.

"I got a bit of stick yesterday about saying I was going to 'bingo' him after the first round. I'm still planning on doing that," he told UTV.

And Frampton is focusing on his skill in the ring to earn that coveted shot at the world title, with no room for luck or superstitions.

"No superstitions. I bring a photograph of (daughter) Carla into the changing rooms with me. Give her a wee kiss before I leave. Maybe you can call that a superstition, but that's about it," he said.

The weigh-in ahead of Frampton's clash with Cazáres is at 1pm on Thursday in the Europa Hotel.

© UTV News
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3 Comments
Adrian in Coleraine wrote (195 days ago):
@seamus in londonderry ! Keep your comments to yourself ! You should be a boxing writer u seem to know so much lol bring that title home now carl ! Everyone in ireland is proud of ye !
Davif in Belfast wrote (201 days ago):
Good too see the support from Londonderry for local talent is as good as ever. How about get behind the good things our small country has too offer in world sport.
Seamus Derry in Derry wrote (203 days ago):
Frampton is fighting a has been for a shot at the world title??? His oppenent is 36, and never won at world title at Bantamweight. Santa Cruz and Guillermo Rigondeaux are two people Barry McGuigan will avoid despite Barrys rants of taking on Cruz, pure rubbish....Framption wouldnt have a hope....Kiko is his best bet again....
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