Carl Frampton Vs Chris Avalos – Preview and Prediction

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Carl Frampton Vs Chris Avalos

Preview, Prediction & Betting Tip

Carl Frampton defends his IBF super bantamweight title against big hitting Chris Avalos in what is set to be an electrifying atmosphere at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast this weekend. The bout will be shown live on terrestrial TV on ITV.

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THE STORY ON – CARL FRAMPTON

Carl Frampton has looked every part of a world champion in recent times and has established a reputation as a bit of a beast at super bantamweight, he almost definitely belongs somewhere in the top 3 of the current crop.

However question marks still remain over his level of opposition, other than dealing very well with a very dangerous opponent in Kiko Martinez twice his record still has unanswered questions, this isn’t a criticism of Frampton, just a pointing of the fact we haven’t seem him tested at the highest highest level yet, this is sure to come.

What we have seen is an extremely talented fighter that is sure to go on to be involved in super fights with the best in the division, with a loyal Belfast following and a crowd puller Frampton has all the foundations set in that sense.

Technically Frampton is excellent, he fights fluently off the back foot when required but also has a vicious offense with plenty of power, his good timing and counter punching should serve him well against the style of his opponent Chris Avalos this weekend.

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THE STORY ON – CHRIS AVALOS

Chris Avalos is a pressure type fighter, I would say there are similarities in his style to that of Kiko Martinez however there is a bit more intelligence behind his attacks, this might just be Frampton’s toughest fight to date.

Avalos could argue himself unlucky to not be an unbeaten fighter losing two close split decisions to Jhonatan Romero and Christopher Martin, fights he could most certainly make a case for winning.

At 25 years of age Avalos could be a very relevant fighter in this division over the coming months and with a 70% knock-out ratio he packs plenty of power and enough to stun the Belfast crowd if Frampton makes mistakes this weekend.

Avalos is not the best defensively and is there to be hit, however he has shown a solid chin in his career to date and his best chance might just be to drag Frampton into a shoot out.

THE STATISTICS

 

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PREDICTION – CARL FRAMPTON TKO9 

I can certainly see Frampton having some hairy moments early on in this fight but I think once he finds his timing he will begin to walk Avalos onto some big counters and eventually one of those is going to break the Mexican American.

I think Frampton begins to unravel Avalos around the middle rounds, eventually stopping him late on but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one go the distance, Avalos has shown to be very tough to date.

Ladbrokes have a stand out price of Frampton rounds 7-12 at 9/4, I think its a playable price but it might be worth putting some insurance on a Avalos KO/TKO victory, Bet365 have that at 11/1 but I notice Paddy Power have Frampton to be knocked down at 11/2 (which is still a winner if Frampton was to be stopped on his feet) I think I will play that instead as it still gives us a chance on winning both bets.

BETTING TIP

£20 on Frampton rounds 7-12 9/4 Ladbrokes, £5 on Frampton to be knocked down 11/2 Paddy Power.