Frampton lays it on strong at the end of the round in search of a grand stand finish. More quality stuff from Frampton.
Donaire now looking for the fight-changing shots, the Irishman has measured the distance beautifully tonight. Food for thought, Frampton needs to avoid getting carried away. A Frampton round, leads for us Clever boxing from Frampton, he banks another, leads on our card at the half-way point of the fight. Much better round for Donaire, he gets in some uppercuts towards the end of it. Close, but enough to edge it, Frampton.
Frampton comfortable though and landing the neater work. We score it to the Irishman so far This one has caught fire, Donaire launching left uppercuts. His eye is badly swelling now though. We can expect the main event to begin after Send your predictions to MirrorFighting.
But Keeler is relentless. The men get tangled up in a messy meeting and the referee forces them to split. Carl Frampton has turned to the man responsible for keeping Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Co in peak physical condition as he steps up his bid to win back his world title. Carl Frampton admits defeat to Nonito Donaire could cost him his dream of fighting for the world title at his beloved Windsor Park.
The two-weight world champ knows the stakes are high and is determined to seize his chance against Filipino Donaire. Frampton was pleased with his performance and credited trainer Jamie Moore for the game plan - check out the round-by-round coverage and the fighter's comments afterwards below: I stuck to a game plan.
My boxing was beautiful. My mind is on Windsor Park. I wanted to come out to Something Inside So Strong and some idiot played the wrong tune. Jamie deserves a lot of credit, the plan went perfectly. Round 12 Final round and Donaire is hunting with intent. Winging big lefts in. Frampton must be careful. Round 11 Donaire goes all out and appears to hurt Frampton. The crowd goes quiet, a big effort from the Filipino.
Frampton weathers the storm though. Round 10 Another clear round to Frampton. Round 9 It gets up close and personal in the ninth. Donaire looking tired now and Frampton coasting the last round and a half. Round 8 More quality stuff from Frampton. Another in the bank for the Irishman, he surely sees this home now, up for us. Round 7 - What a round! Frampton with a series of shots, forces Donaire to briefly turn away. Gorgeous left hook whilst pinning Donaire in the corner, lovely stuff.
Donaire then stuns Frampton with a big uppercut, is he hurt? He fires back, tremendous round! Round 6 Nice jab from Donaire. Frampton still measured though, goes for a walk.
Round 5 Donaire back up against the ropes. Frampton cleverly maneuvers his way in with a tight guard. More body work from the Filipino, Frampton looking to get up close and unload.
Round 4 Frampton measuring the jab and changing his angles of attack. He pushes out the jab well to land first. Big chopping right from Frampton - the best of the fight. Huge left as he traps Donaire in the corner. This one is heating up. Round 3 Donaire out on the front foot again.
Frampton counters with a clean right. A flurry from the Irishman forces Donaire to reset. Round 2 Frampton more assertive immediately to start the second. Corners Donaire and unloads. Both fighters clash, heads go in too. Round 1 Tactical opening with Donaire stalking the Irishman. Frampton circling on the back foot. Power shots limited to start here. Cagey, but the atmosphere is still electric. Khan vs Lo Greco was over quick and not competitive in the slightest.
Frampton is calm and composed - the atmosphere is electric. Frampton probably nicked a largely non-eventful first round courtesy of a couple of crisp jabs, while the second went largely the same way until the last minute, when Quigg finally came out of his shell. There was more engagement in the third, with Frampton continuing to stalk his rival and Quigg grazing Frampton's chin with a couple of flashing left hooks.
Frampton, demonstrating a better appreciation of distance, controlled the fourth as well, although Quigg did land with one thudding overhand right. As the fifth rolled by, it was becoming difficult to work out what Quigg's game-plan was, other than to catch Frampton off guard with a big right hand. There were a few boos after the sixth, which Frampton, boxing beautifully on the back foot, controlled again.
Quigg finally started taking a few risks in the seventh, but that only allowed Frampton to show off his defensive skills and pick him off on the counter. Round eight was probably Quigg's, courtesy of a couple of big right hands and a sweet uppercut. However, he also missed with some wind-milling right hands. The fight was finally cooking by the ninth, during which Quigg tagged Frampton with a juddering right hand and a strafing left hook.
The 10th was a tremendous round, with both men opening up, trading blows to head and body and doing extremely well not to buckle. And the following round was more of the same, with some vicious body shots bookended by two more huge Quigg right hands, which clearly hurt his rival. The previously bitter rivals hugged before the final round, which ended with Frampton showing off his Ali-shuffle, a sure sign he thought he had won by some distance.
After his victory, the undefeated Doncaster boxer said he would like to fight the winner of Frampton-Quigg. Also on the undercard, Manchester's Hosea Burton stopped Hertfordshire's Miles Shinkwin in round six to win the vacant British light-heavyweight title.
And former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Scott Fitzgerald won on his pro debut, the Preston light-middleweight stopping Swindon's Ben Heap in round three.
Champions List Boxing Home. Former world champion Richie Woodhall on BBC Radio 5 live "Overall, Frampton's fitness was good, he picked up a really good lead and he maintained it despite a couple of tricky rounds at the end.
But that was not really a good performance from Quigg. How a judge could have Quigg the winner, I don't know. Quigg had the wrong tactics. More on Frampton v Quigg Frampton beats Quigg - as it happened Frampton not keen on Quigg rematch Frampton felt like 'comfortable winner'. Boxing England Read more on Boxing England. Boxing Scotland Read more on Boxing Scotland.
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