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Frampton vs Gonzalez: Fighters on weight for PBC on CBS doubleheader

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Carl Frampton is ready to defend his title, and Chris Arreola has shed some pounds since we last saw him.

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Carl Frampton is ready to go for his IBF super bantamweight title defense tomorrow in El Paso, as the Belfast star looks to make some waves on American soil against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr, headlining the first half of a day-night doubleheader at the Don Haskins Convention Center.

Frampton (20-0, 14 KO) weighed in at 121.6 pounds, just under the 122-pound limit, while challenger Gonzalez (25-1-2, 15 KO) came in at 121.4. Gonzalez, 22, could only be charitably described as a fringe contender in the division, and this is absolutely supposed to be a showcase for the exciting Frampton, who has become one of the best young fighters in the sport over the last few years.

In a heavyweight co-feature, Chris Arreola (36-4, 31 KO) came in at a reasonably trim 246.8 pounds, well below the 262 he weighed for his March win over Curtis Harper, a highlight brawl of this year in boxing. He'll be facing Fred Kassi (18-3, 10 KO), who weighed in at 225, which is Kassi's lowest weight since 2004.