Carl Frampton Vs Steve Molitor.. Many people believed this to be the toughest test of Frampton's career so far and most wondered if he had chosen to take the test to early. But last night 'The Jackal' proved that he took the test at exactly the right time. Frampton showed his class and stopped Molitor in the 6th round.
You could say that Molitor is well past his best and that Frampton got him at exactly the right time, but you must also remember that Frampton is still a baby in boxing terms. At just 25-years old he has a record of 15-0 and is already beating guys like Molitor. Yes, Molitor is no longer what he once was, but he is still a former two-time world champion and a fantastic name to have on your record after just fifteen fights, especially with a KO next to his name. I think it's onwards and upwards for Frampton from here. He's convinced me that he's the No.1 super-bantamweight in Britain and I do think he is on the fringe of world level. I look forward to seeing 'The Jackal' a lot more in the future, and I'm sure most of you do too. This could be a star in the making.
It truly was a great night for Irish boxing. Another one of Northern Ireland's "Golden Boys" put on a great performance in front of the home crowd. Paul 'Dudey' McCloskey reignited his career with a wide unanimous decision victory over the highly-rated Manuel Perez. The judges scorecards were 118-110, 118-111 & 112. McCloskey dominated throughout the whole fight and just had no trouble handling the low-powered opponent in front of him.
Whilst I'm still not sure if McCloskey is a world contender, I do think it was a great victory for him tonight and its definitely a step-up from his last outing when it looked like his career was almost over.
By Jack Price @PriceyJ97.