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Frampton's US defence


BELFAST'S Carl Frampton will defend his IBF super-bantamweight title against Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso, Texas next month.

This will be Frampton's first fight outside of Britain or Ireland when he makes the second defence of his title on July 18.

"I want to become a star in the USA and this is my first step on that journey," said the unbeaten Frampton. "Alejandro Gonzalez Jr is a dangerous Mexican challenger but he has never fought anyone like me and on the 18th of July he is in for a big, big shock."