By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
CARL FRAMPTON has promised to deliver a thriller against Josh Warrington after his last clash in Manchester was a snooze fest.
The former two-weight world champion takes on IBF featherweight title holder Warrington a week on Saturday at Manchester Arena.
Frampton’s last outing at the venue was his comfortable points win over bitter rival Scott Quigg.
That 2016 fight had a big build up as the pair’s teams clashed constantly but the action in the ring was one-sided as Frampton boxed smart to win on points.
But this time the Belfast man reckons he can deliver a knockout performance.
He said: “I do believe in every single department I’m better than him and that’s going to be the real difference.
“It’s a big fight, but there’s not the animosity there that me and Quigg had. But I think it’s going to be a better fight.
“When I look back on the Quigg fight, I’m disappointed with it. I won the fight and pretty comfortably, but it was a boring fight and we got a wee bit of stick about it.
“I wish it had been a bit more exciting and I think the Warrington fight will be the fight the Scott Quigg fight wasn’t.”
Meanwhile, Frampton has backed gym mate Rocky Fielding to raise a few eyebrows when the Liverpool man faces Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in New York this weekend.
He added: “Canelo is an amazing fighter but Rocky is a big man who can punch very hard. So you always have a chance of a shock.”
Josh Warrington defends his IBF World Featherweight title against Carl Frampton exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office, Saturday December 22. Watch for just £19.95, for more info visit www.bt.com/sportboxoffice