Carl Frampton fight: Boxer insider makes HUGE Nonito Donaire claim | Boxing | Sport

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The Jackal is aiming to continue rebuilding his career after losing his WBA world title to Leo Santa Cruz in January last year.

Frampton joined forces with new trainer Jamie Moore after his acrimonious departure from father-and-son Barry and Shane McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions last year.


He triumphed in a difficult 10-rounder against Horacio Garcia last year on his debut alongside Moore but claimed there was more to come from the final chapter in his career.

And his journey continues tonight live on BT Sport with a tough fight against Filipino veteran Donaire.

The 31-year-old Belfast man is heavily fancied to triumph in front of his home crowd – but speaking on tonight’s broadcast, boxing writer Steve Bunce suggested he could be in for a tough night.

“I started thinking about this about a week ago and I thought ‘that is ludicrous, Buncey, that can’t be the case’,” Bunce explained.

“But then I started looking at it in detail and studying the records and thinking about the fighters I knew that had been here. I started to take some potshots from other fighters.

“And I think he is, I think he’s the best imported fighter to ever be in a professional ring in Belfast.

“If you go back through his career, it’s a showreel of great wins against often-unbeaten guys.

“He can throw the left hook from anywhere. The danger is when you’re in close and you back away when your hands are slightly down and he rips that shot over.

“He’s got longer arms than you think, he’s got great timing and he’s just got subtle changes on his lead foot. He moves that left foot a little bit this way, a little bit that way.

“The right hand also comes in from a number of different angles to the body and head. He fires from every single position.”



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