Team Frampton has selected Mexico's Andres Gutierrez as Carl Frampton's next opponent. The bout will be staged at the SSE Odyssey Arena in Frampton's hometown of Belfast on July 29. The announcement came today (June 14) at a press confab at Belfast's Europa Hotel.

Frampton (23-1), a former champion in two weight divisions, will be making his first start since suffering his first pro loss in his rematch with Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas in January. He was named the 2016 Fighter of the Year by numerous boxing sites, including The Sweet Science.

The 23-year-old Gutierrez, who resides in Guadalajara, is no slouch. A pro since the age of 15, he sports a 35-1-1 record with 26 knockouts. His lone defeat came via a 12-round majority decision vs. Christian Mijares, a former WBC, WBA, and IBF world titlist in the 115-pound class. But Gutierrez will be in hostile territory at the SSE Odyssey, the same venue where Belfast lad Ryan Burnett unseated IBF 118-pound titlist Lee Haskins last weekend.

"The SSE Arena is where I believe the best performance of my career has been, against Chris Avalos," said Frampton. "The atmosphere there can't be replicated anywhere else. It's spectacular."

The Frampton-Gutierrez fight will be staged the same day as the Broner-Garcia fight at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Because of the time difference, the bouts won't overlap.