|Hirales could cause Frampton trouble.|
Frampton's manager Barry McGuigan believes that this is the step up in class that Frampton needs in his career. He also believes that the 25-year old will soon leave rivals Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe behind and move onto the world scene.
"You cannot get tougher than an unbeaten Mexican prospect, it's a great challenge and one Carl needs and is excited about," said McGuigan.
"Hirales has beaten three prospects already and has 8 KO's on his record so we're up against it but it's a great opportunity for Carl on a huge global platform. We want to meet Kiko Martinez in Belfast in September and we're moving on from Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe now as we're annoyed that they are fighting each other and not Carl."
Frampton's promoter Eddie Hearn is also happy that this fight is happening: "We wanted a big step up in class and we've got it... Hirales is a tough, unbeaten and a highly rated Mexican and we hope he can provide a stern test for Carl. Victory here will set up a Kiko Martinez fight for September and from there we want to be in a position to challenge current IBF champion Mathebula for the title."
The 26th May is shaping up to be a great night of boxing. Other fighters on the card include Eric Ochieng, Scott Cardle and John Ryder. The show is almost a sell-out but there are still £80 and £150 tickets available. To purchase tickets go to www.captialfmarena.com or call 08444 124 624.