Carl Frampton's return set for July 29

Carl Frampton is heading home to Belfast for his next fight on July 29

Carl Frampton is heading home to Belfast for his next fight on July 29

Andres Guiterrez is 23 years old and is from Mexico and has only tasted defeat once in his 37 fight career.

Carl Frampton has revealed his opponent for the July 29 fight at the SSE Arena will be Mexican boxer Andres Gutierrez.

Frampton, who is No. 1 in the latest WBC rankings, is looking forward to boxing in Belfast for the first time in over two years.

"I understand why (Santa Cruz) didn't come (to Belfast to fight)", said Frampton.

Frampton has not fought since he lost his WBA (Super) Featherweight Title to Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas in January. He has also only twice fought outside of Mexico, on each occasion doing so in the US.

Speaking on BBC Radio, he said; "My next fight is a good fight, it's a very exciting fight". The money he has been getting paid in the States, it needed to be a pay per view show and there wasn't a pay per view date available in the summer. I was disappointed he didn't come but it's 1-1 between us and I'm hoping that that fight will happen at some point. "I'm completely focused on one man and that isn't Leo Santa Cruz".

"I wanted this to be in a big arena but it just wasn't to be". "I'm going to put in soul, life, and heart and I will fight for what I most want, that's why I'll prevail".

"I know people have travelled to NY and Las Vegas and I have a loyal fanbase here - it's just unfortunate that some people are going to miss out on tickets but there's nothing we can do about it this time, and I apologise".

"This guy is no-nonsense, an all-out attacking fighter with a tremendous punch".

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