It appears that his rival has gone and revealed himself.
Could this be Carl Frampton’s next opponent?
Frampton looks set for a showdown with Mexican fighter Andres ‘Jaguar’ Gutiérrez next month.
The Jackal will hold a press conference today at 1pm to officially announce who he will fight on July 29.
But it appears that his rival has gone and revealed himself.
Gutiérrez confirmed in an interview with his local newspaper Noticias de Queretaro that he will face Frampton (24 (14) – 1).
The 23-year- old featherweight (35(25) –1 –1) said in the interview: “I know I have a great opportunity and I will not waste it. He had wanted this from a long time ago.
“I’m very happy for his news they gave me. I know it will be very difficult, but I have the character to prevail.”
Gutiérrez hasn’t fought since last October. He was due to fight in Cancun last Saturday but didn’t have enough time to prepare for the bout.
Now he has set his sights on shocking former two-weight world champion Frampton in Belfast, with speculation suggesting the SSE Arena will be the venue for the bill.
“I tell all the Queretanos that I’m not going to let them down and I’m going to put soul, life and heart and I will fight for what I most want, that’s why I’ll prevail,” Gutiérrez added.
The Mexican turned pro at just 15 and picked up four ranking titles.
His only defeat came last summer in the fourth defence of his WBC Silver featherweight title when he missed weight before losing a majority decision to Christian Mijares.