Frampton: Mas bata, mas malaki ako kay Donaire

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Ni Gilbert Espeña

BAGAMAT nirerespeto ni dating IBF super bantamweight at WBA featherweight championCarl Frampton si four-division world titlist Nonito Donaire, Jr. iginiit ng Irish boxer na mas malaki siya kaya naniniwalang magwawagi sa kanilang sagupaan sa Abril 21, 2018 sa The SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland sa United Kingdom.

Mas bata rin si Frampton ng limang taon sa 35-anyos nang si Donaire ngunit sinuman ang magwagi sa kanila ay tiyak nang hahamunin ang mananalo sa sagupaan ng dalawang Briton na sina IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby at mandatory contender Josh Warrington.

“He’s still dangerous. He’s definitely a big puncher and it’s something I need to be cautious about,” pag-amin ni Frampton sa BoxNation. “I always say the last thing to go from a fighter is his punching power. But he’s been as low down as super flyweight. I feel I’m the bigger man. I believe he’s a puncher but I believe I can punch equally as hard.”

Binansagang “The Filipino Flash”, nagtala si Donaire ng 24 stoppages sa kanyang 38 pagwawagi at dati siyang No. 3 pound-for-pound boxer sa buong mundo.

“I don’t think there’s a better fight out there in the division. Any other day this would be a world title fight,” diin ni Frampton. “It’s a must win for both of us. He’s in a similar position to me. The winner of this fight certainly goes on to fight for a world title, no doubt in my mind about it. I want to make sure that’s me.”

May rekord si Frampton na 24 panalo, 1 talo na may 14 pagwawagi sa knockouts.