Cyclone confirm Frampton will defend against Avalos in BELFAST

CARL Frampton will make the first defence of his IBF super bantamweight World title against mandatory challenger Chris Avolas in Belfast in February or March.

Although there was never an official announcement it was widely accepted that American Avolas would be ‘The Jackal’s’ first defence and Belfast always seemed the common sense destination for the fight considering Frampton’s pulling power and the atmosphere his fans generate.

However, reports this week had Frampton defending his title in London on February 28, but Cyclone have moved quickly to quash the rumours.

Team Frampton have confirmed the Belfast star will get to defend the strap he unbuckled from the waist of Kiko Martinez in his home town.

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