Here are some boxing stories of note from recent days:
Irishman in El Paso. Belfast, Northern Ireland's boxing pride Carl Frampton is set for his arrival in the United States. The IBF Junior Featherweight titlist recently signed a managerial contract with the mythical man of many television contracts, Al Haymon, and is ready to become a star amongst the US populace. He fights on July 18th in El Paso, Texas, a goldmine for boxing but with a very small Irish population if that wasn't already evident. It is a curious place to start, and Mexico's Alejandro Gonzalez Jr (25-1-2) isn't the man you would expect him to face in his American introduction. Nor would you expect to see him in a headlining bout on cable television giant CBS. But that is the infallible path to success under the Haymon banner.