On This Day: July 18th

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2015: Carl Frampton made his U.S. debut and was shockingly put down twice in the opening round by the unknown Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. The Jackal rallied to score a unanimous points victory in El Paso and retain his IBF super bantamweight title. Frampton would later muse that his below-par performance in Texas was one of the catalysts for the making of the long-awaited showdown with Scott Quigg.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: [email protected]