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Carl relishing Orozco exam


Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton's opponent on the Dereck Chisora card at Wembley next month will be Fabian Oscar Orozco (20-2-2) from Argentina.

Frampton's (16-0, 11KOs) first bout since he switched from Eddie Hearn's Matchroom to Frank Warren won't be easy. "This guy's talented," says manager Barry McGuigan. "He's strong, determined and very like Sergio Martinez. He can box and fight. He's coming to win."

With their eyes on a world title bout later this year, Frampton or McGuigan don't want an easy fight. "We want to have an impact for our first fight on BoxNation," says Barry. "So we've picked a guy who can really fight. The fans are going to be thrilled with this."

Currently European and IBF inter-continental super bantamweight champion, Frampton's IBF title will be at stake against Orozco.

"I've more to lose than him but I don't want easy fights," says Frampton.

"There's more pressure on me but I perform better under pressure. It's important for me to look good in this fight. I got some criticism from the Sky commentators when I beat Raul Hirales (to win the IBF title). They treated me a bit unfairly. I gave the guy, who was a very good fighter, a boxing lesson. It's important to be exciting because I want to appeal to the masses."