Avalos tells Steve Wellings he is next in line for a shot at the IBF title that will be contested by Martinez and Frampton.
WHEN Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez clash for the Spaniard’s portion of world honours next week there will be one interested spectator across the pond tuning in to see who prevails in the big Belfast blockbuster. California’s Chris Avalos, a 24-year-old with a 24-2 (18) record, sits as IBF super-bantamweight No.1 and will be patiently waiting in line for the winner.
The clock is ticking down on Carl Frampton’s highly-anticipated rematch with Kiko Martinez on September 6 as both men prepare for their crossroads fight. Even though the first Martinez encounter was seen in many quarters as Frampton’s finest performance to date, he is not a fan of reliving that glorious February evening.
Irish Boxing Review author Steve Wellings was featured among the boxing pundits asked to give their boxing highlights of the year so far. Steve was joined by the founder of First Class Boxing Paul Webb, NuthousePodcast host Andy Paterson, dart player extraordinaire and big boxing fan Chris Mason. Heavyweight boxer Clarence Tillman and Nuthouse podcast member and producer Kurt Ward also offered up their opinions.
Boxing pundit Ingram Jones has thrown his weight behind Carl Frampton’s world title challenge in early September. Speaking in a special interview conducted for the 2014 edition of the Irish Boxing Review the head of BaylorIC TV explained what he thinks of Frampton’s chances and the Belfast man’s future prospects.
Belfast hard nut Tommy Tolan is back in action later this evening against former prospect George Hillyard. Featuring on the undercard of Mark Prince’s fight with Jiri Svacina in London’s York Hall venue the 39-year-old ‘Tiger’ promises to be a live underdog against a man who has spent considerable time away from the ring.