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Frampton on Donaire: I'm Bigger Man, I Can Match His Power

Carl Frampton respects Nonito Donaire's punching power, but thinks he can match his Filipino foe in that department.

On April 21st, the two-weight world champion meets four-weight world champion in a mouth-watering match-up in Belfast.

Donaire, 35, has admitted that the bout is make or break for him, and there is plenty at stake. The winner could potentially be in line to face Lee Selby or Josh Warrington in the summer.

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"He's still dangerous. He's definitely a big puncher and it's something I need to be cautious about," Frampton admitted to BoxNation.

Nicknamed 'The Filipino Flash', Donaire has racked up 24 stoppages from his 38 victories. He is a former pound-for-pound talent and still carries serious power.

"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," argued Frampton.

With the likes of Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares and Oscar Valdez already having fights scheduled, 'The Jackal' hopes that this bout will be perfect preparation for a dream showdown at Windsor Park.

"I don't think there's a better fight out there in the division. Any other day this would be a world title fight.

"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," he added.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gritsteel on 02-13-2018

Donaire was great at lower weights, he was bigger there. At this higher weight, he can't move his opponents that much, like in the Nicholas Walters fight. Frampton knows this, and he is right to say that he is the…

Comment by champion4ever on 02-12-2018

It's just too bad that Frampton never had the chance of meeting Donaire in the ring his prime; When he was knocking out the likes of the Vic Darchinyan's and the Fernamdo Montiel's of the world..

Comment by Mike D on 02-12-2018

And I was a big Donaire fan back in the day. Still am, actually. But I'd like to think I have a pretty good idea of a shot fighter when I see them, and IMO, Flash is shot. And has…

Comment by Mike D on 02-12-2018

Nonito is shot more than Manny. And that's saying something. Flash can't pull the trigger anymore. Now the earliest dude pulls the trigger is in the 12th after he finally realizes he done got largely dominated for the fight and…

Comment by Johnston on 02-12-2018

I just can't see donaire beating someone like Frampton at this point in his career

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