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'This is my time, my title and my city!' Here are the details of Carl Frampton's first title defence

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CARL FRAMPTON WILL put his IBF world super-bantamweight title — and his unbeaten record — on the line against Chris Avalos on 28 February.

The Jackal’s first title defence has been confirmed for Belfast’s Odyssey Arena in what is set to be another sell-out.

Frampton said: “Chris is up there with the best in the world but this is my time, my title and my city. Chris Avalos will not know what’s hit him!”

Avalos (25-2, 19 KO) is the IBF mandatory challenger and has been waiting for his title shot since stopping Yasutaka Ishimoto earlier this year.

Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan warned that the American is no mug.

“He brings a lot to the table; speed, power and good boxing skills,” McGuigan said.

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“This is a very tough test for Carl Frampton but he is improving with every fight and I have no doubt that he will win and win in style.”

Tickets for the event go on sale tomorrow, Friday 19 December, at 10am.

Originally published at 13.30

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