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Road to the world title: Frampton in pictures 2009

In the lead-up to Carl Frampton’s huge headliner this Saturday night Irish Boxing Review have been digging through our photo archives to find some choice snaps of the Belfast world title challenger. We are privileged to have received superb gym access to Carl, even before he turned professional, and here is a celebration of his progression.

In the first set of photographs Carl was just back from the Ahmet Comert Cup in Turkey and is pictured proudly wearing the gold medal around his neck.  Frampton defeated Turkey’s Cetin Ozdemir in the featherweight final. We travelled round to Midland ABC in Tigers Bay to meet with Carl and his coach Billy McKee in May 2009 as part of an article for Irish Fighter magazine.

The second set of photos came in October 2009 at the Holy Family gym with Gerry Storey taking ‘The Jackal’ on the pads. That article ended up in Boxing News magazine as part of their ‘Hot Prospect’s series.

Chris Avalos: ‘I will beat the winner of Kiko Martinez-Carl Frampton’

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.

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