Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Frampton: Martinez Beat Weak Champ, Over The Hill Foes

By Edward Chaykovsky

Undefeated Carl Frampton (18-0, 13KOs) is ready to repeat last year's performance, when he knocked out Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23KOs) in nine rounds. This time Martinez holds the IBF super bantamweight crown and the fight will take place in the challenger's backyard at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Over 16,000 fans are expected to pack the venue to support the champion.

Frampton is not impressed by Martinez's streak of victories since the loss, which included TKO wins over Jeffrey Mathebula, Hozumi Hasegawa and Jhonatan Romero.

"If you look at Kiko's last performances since losing to me he's won a world title against a weak champion, he's boxed two over-the-hill guys - and looked good against them - but this is a different story. I know I'm ready. I know from what I've been doing in sparring and to my opponents - I'm sparring light welterweight guys in the gym and throwing them around," Frampton told the Belfast Press.

"I just feel everything has fallen into place. I'm 27 now, I'm in the prime of my life and the next few years are going to be the best you're going to see from me. Both of us have exciting styles - the first fight was a great fight until the knock-out and I think it'll be more of the same this time round."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;14720440]Perhaps you should watch the ending before making a comment and making yourself look stupid.[/QUOTE] Stupid? Outright ignorant! Whats your excuse?

Comment by Aztekkas on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=ricky1978;14721105]not necessarily, Alvarado dominated Rios on their second encounter after being TKOed by Rios on their first fight....[/QUOTE] Because he used his "boxing" against Rios on the second fight, who happens to be a stationary fighter that isn't good at…

Comment by ricky1978 on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=Scipio*;14720833]Fight Rigo if you're so tough. He'll school in Belfast before your fans.[/QUOTE] Agreed..........

Comment by ricky1978 on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=hamada44;14720360]Frampton has one punch knockout power. Once you have knocked someone out you can do it again.[/QUOTE] not necessarily, Alvarado dominated Rios on their second encounter after being TKOed by Rios on their first fight....

Comment by Scipio* on 07-02-2014

Fight Rigo if you're so tough. He'll school in Belfast before your fans.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Lawrence Okolie Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Jamie Cox: I Would Beat Eubank Jr. and Quinlan in The Same Night! Farrell Hungry To Produce Champions, Excited for McCrory Link Up Chisora To Whyte: Forget Wilder, You Need To Face Me Again J. Mayweather No Longer Convinced That Golovkin Beats Canelo Veteran Judge: Horn Has No Real Talent, Pacquiao By KO in 3 To 4 Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis, WBC Title, in Play For April 1 Adam Lopez: I Have Everything it Takes To Get My Shot Marquez: Chavez Jr. Must First Defeat The Weight, Then Canelo Arum Provides Update on Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Event Photos: Michael Conlan Hits New York City For MSG Presser Golovkin vs. Jacobs: Ryan Martin Eyed For The Undercard Nate Diaz Expected To Receive Boxing License, Heading To TMT? Loeffler: Insurance is a Non-Issue For Golovkin vs. Jacobs Miller on Luis Ortiz: I'll Beat Brakes Off That Old Motherf***er! Photos: Carl Frampton Putting in Work For Leo Santa Cruz Rematch Gervonta Davis: Pedraza Needs to Stop Making Excuses for Loss Espinoza Will Discuss Garcia-Thurman Winner With Mayweather Chocolatito, Sor Rungvisai Will Look To Steal The Show at MSG Parker's Promoter: Talks With Haymon For Wilder Bout Went Well Robbie Davies Jr: I Want To Get Past Szabo, Step Up To Next Level Michael Conlan Has Debut Opponent Confirmed For March 17 Boy Jones Jr-Craig Poxton, Southern Area 130lb Belt on Feb. 24 Rigondeaux's Trainer Wants Lomachenko Fight at Catch-Weight Lipinets Awaiting Mandatory Shot at Burns vs. Indongo Winner Lara Willing to Face Jermell Charlo Next in Unification Fight Stevenson: Andre Ward Wants To Milk His Titles Before Facing Me Sam Eggington Embraces Idea of Facing Paulie Malignaggi in NY Julius Indongo, Ricky Burns Expect Fireworks in Glasgow Wood Updates On Flanagan, Fitzgerald; Confirms Ajisafe Capture Dashon Johnson vs. Ricardo Pinell Tops Emerald Casino Card Arum Agrees With Mayweather Rejecting White's $25 Million Offer Video: Paulie Malignaggi Talks Future, Canelo-Chavez, More J. Mayweather: Pacquiao is a Gatekeeper, He Won't Beat Crawford! Sulaiman Praises Canelo-Chavez Deal, Still Mulls Special WBC Belt Erislandy Lara Keeps Winning, Keeps Calling For Canelo, Golovkin Mayweather: Dana White Carried My Bags, Now He's a Tough Guy Chavez Sr. Breaks Down His Son's Chances With Canelo, Weight Alexander Povetkin's B-Sample To Be Opened on February 1 Dominic Breazeale vs. Izu Ugonoh is Set For Wilder-Wawrzyk Card
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement