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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez To Visit Belfast For Carl Frampton Fight

‘The Jackal’ will have a superstar observer ringside for his first fight on home soil in almost three years.

Following the debacle of the cancelled bout against Andres Gutierrez, where the latter slipped in the shower and left a massive gash on his chin, and Frampton missed weight, the Belfast man is finally back in action this weekend.

He takes on Horatio Garcia at the SSE Arena on Saturday, and the visiting Mexican will have a very interested compatriot cheering him on. 

Per Frampton’s promotional team, Mack The Knife Global, the lineal middleweight champion, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, will be in attendance.

“It’s great that ‘Canelo’ will be ringside – it will add even more of a buzz to what’s already one of Belfast’s biggest ever fight bills,” said Frampton via

“But as much as I respect ‘Canelo’, he won’t have much to cheer about. Garcia is a good fighter and I’m not taking him lightly, but I have to beat him and I won’t be distracted from the task at hand.”

“If anything, this might put a bit of pressure on Garcia since he has Mexico’s most famous boxer and one of the sport’s biggest superstars is there to support him. It will surely weigh on his mind that he doesn’t want to get a beating in front of ‘Canelo’, but I plan on putting on a show for the Belfast public.”

Although Frampton is coming into this match-up off of his first loss as a professional to Leo Santa Cruz in January, he is leagues above anyone Garcia has fought to date in his 37 fights (33-3-1).

This is reflected in the odds available for the fight, which takes place on BoxNation and BT Sport. Frampton is a colossal 1/100 to defeat the visitor, who is priced as high as 25/1 to pull off what would be a dramatic upset.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

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