Frampton to face Briceno on July 20
Junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton will face Everth Briceno on the undercard of the July 20 card headlined by heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Malik Scott in London, according to a press release from Frank Warren Promotions.
Frampton (16-0, 11 knockouts) is considered one of the rising stars of British boxing, with knockout wins over Steve Molitor and Kiko Martinez in his past two bouts.
The 35-year-old Briceno (35-8-2, 26 KOs) lasted 11 rounds against Leo Santa Cruz in 2011 and went the distance for a unanimous-decision loss to Omar Narvaez in the previous year. His last two fights were decision wins over the same opponent in his native Nicaragua.
“Everth Briceno is a great fighter,” said Frampton. “He … boxed Leo Santa Cruz who is a future rival of mine, so I aim to do a better job on Briceno than Cruz did. I am in the best shape of my life right now. I am improving in training every day, sparring great, and I’m looking forward to showcasing my skills at Wembley on the 20th.”
The card will also feature a middleweight matchup between Gary O’Sullivan and Billy Joe Saunders.