23 February 2010 – By Cormac Campbell
Belfast boxing prospect Carl Frampton, 4-0 (2KO) will contest his first six round contest on March 5 in Huddersfield.
The Gerry Storey trained, Barry McGuigan managed box-puncher has been busy sparring in England ahead of the Matchroom promoted, Sky televised card.
Speaking to irish-boxing.com, Frampton said all is well ahead of the contest.
Im feeling fit and strong and have been sparring well, he said.
This is my first six rounder so it is great to be moving up already. I did seven rounds of tough sparring yesterday without any problems.
Frampton, 23, was named Prospect of the Year at the recent Bogart Menswear National Boxing Awards.
It is believed that Frampton will make his hometown debut on the undercard of Paul McCloskeys mooted European light-welterweight title defence at the Kings Hall in May.