Carl faces Reid test in Belfast

12 October 2010

Belfast prospect Carl Frampton will contest the Celtic super-bantamweight title on December 3 at the Ulster Hall against dangerman Gavin Reid. In this latest Barry McGuigan promotion, televised live on Setanta Sports, Carl moves straight into championship class following his three-round blitz of former European title challenger Yuriy Voronin.

Its great to have my first title fight and I hope it will be the first of many, said Frampton at Tuesdays press conference. I believe I can go all the way, and Gavin Reid is the next stop on that journey.

Originally from Aberdeen, opponent Reid is now based in Redcar, Yorkshire. The 31-year-old turned pro in 2007 and has had 14 bouts to date, mixing with quality names like Stephen Smith, Scott Quigg and Ricky Owen. A former Prizefighter participant, Reid is no stranger to springing an upset, having snapped the unbeaten records of Stuart McFadyen and John Donnelly, both by knockout. 7-0 Carl Frampton has been warned.

Ive been in with lots of tough boxers in the past so Ive no fear coming here to fight Carl, said Reid.

This is Framptons second successive professional contest at the famous Bedford St venue and promoter Barry McGuigan believes the Tigers Bay native is evolving into a superstar.

He got a great reception last time against Voronin and it will be even bigger and better against Reid, McGuigan said. We dont have to hold Carl back, so fighting and beating Reid for the Celtic title will help Carl close in on British, Commonwealth and European title fights in the near future.

The Ulster Hall Undercard will feature Lurgans Stephen Haughian with the Irish welterweight champion continuing his journey towards British and Commonwealth title tilts. Exciting Belfast flyweight prospect Jamie Conlan, undefeated Lurgan southpaw Ryan Greene as well as English duo Troy James and Chris Keane will also feature on the card.

Full undercard and ticketing information will be announced in the coming weeks.

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