Belfast bout crucial for both Donaire, Frampton

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Both Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire Jr. have reached the pinnacle of boxing excellence with multiple World titles in different weight classes and recognition that belts can’t measure.And the two former champions both know their fight on April 21 in Belfast will be crucial in their respective careers.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Frampton also received the same recognition Donaire received in 2016 when the Jackal unified the IBF and WBA World Super Featherweight titles.Donaire, who recently won the WBC Silver Featherweight belt in September 2017, said he’s already looking forward to fighting in his opponent’s hometown.“This is exactly the type of fight I live for, going in against one of the best in the world in the lion’s den of his hometown of Belfast,” said Donaire in the same report.“I plan to put on a spectacular show for my fans, his fans, and boxing fans in general. When I walk out of the ring victorious, it will all have been worth it.”Frampton, who came off a 10-round decision victory over Horacio Garcia in November 2017, said his fight against Donaire is the perfect prelude to a potential title bout.ADVERTISEMENT Frampton, a two-division World champion, said in a BoxingScene.com report that his fight against Donaire would be vital in his bid to return to the pedestal of the featherweight division.“It’s a brilliant fight, a four-weight World champion against a two-weight World champion,” said Frampton as per BoxingScene.com. “Has a bigger ‘away’ fighter come to fight in Belfast before? I don’t think there’s been a bigger name than Nonito Donire and he’s coming to fight a local guy in his hometown.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“But I think both of us are in the same situation, a slip-up here and one of us might never fight for a World title again. There’s a lot on the line for both guys.”The Ring, ESPN, and Boxing Writers’ Association of America all named Donaire Fighter of the Year in 2012 after the Filpino fighter unified the WBO and IBF World Super Bantamweight belts. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Pringle’s 29 lifts GlobalPort to 1st win Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “He’s been at the top of four divisions, but he was in the same weight division as me for quite a while and he’s someone I’ve always kept an eye on,” said Frampton. “He’s someone I admire as well and I think he’s a great fighter, but I think this is the perfect fight to get me ready for a World title in the summer.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more