CARL FRAMPTON returns home to Belfast after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz in January.The Jackal lost via a majority decision in Las Vegas earlier in the year, and will be keen to make a strong statement in his comeback against Horacio Garcia.
Carl Frampton vs Horacio Garcia Live
10 Rounds IBF Inter-Continental Super Featherweight Title
Saturday 18, November 2017
The SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Television:- United Kingdom BT Sport, Panama Cable Onda Sports
Full Fight Card Saturday 18 November 2017:-
Jerwin Ancajas vs Jamie Conlan – 12 Rounds IBF World Super Flyweight Title
Zolani Tete vs Siboniso Gonya – 12 Rounds WBO World Bantamweight Title
Jono Carroll vs Humberto de Santiago – 12 Rounds IBF Inter-Continental Super Featherweight Title
Paddy Barnes vs Eliecer Quezada – 10 Rounds WBO Inter-Continental Flyweight Title
Marco McCullough vs Josh Baillie – 6 Rounds Super Featherweight Division
David Oliver Joyce vs Reynaldo Cajina – 6 Rounds Lightweight Division
Steven Ward vs Przemyslaw Binienda – 6 Rounds Lightweight Heavyweight Division
Tommy McCarthy vs Blaise Mendouo – 6 Rounds Cruiserweight Division
Gary Cully vs Kane Baker – 4 Rounds Lightweight Division
Lewis Crocker vs Gyula Rozsas – 4 Rounds Welterweight Division
Alex Dickinson vs Milen Paunov – 4 Rounds Heavyweight Division
Jono Carroll will be out to boost his World ranking when he fights for the vacant IBF Intercontinental Super-Featherweight title on Saturday’s big ‘Frampton Reborn’ fight card at Belfast’s SSE Odyssey Arena.
The undefeated Meath-based Dubliner (14-0) was set to clash with his old rival Declan Geraghty this weekend in a rematch of their dramatic 2014 tussle, which Carroll won via disqualification after a fiery four rounds.
However, Geraghty was forced to pull out of the bout last week due to a hand injury, leaving Carroll in search of a replacement opponent.
Mexican Humberto de Santiago (15-4-1) has answered the call and the pair will clash for the IBF stepping-stone strap and a top-15 world ranking this weekend, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.
“I was gutted to hear Deco pulled out, but I wasn’t too surprised,” said Carroll on his MTK stablemate and rival. “I never really thought he wanted the fight anyway.”
“But I’m buzzing to get another opponent sorted and to have the intercontinental title on the line. It’ll help me jump up the rankings and get closer to that ultimate prize. I want a world title and this is just another rung on the ladder I have to climb.”