The IBF World Featherweight title is on the line with Northern Ireland’s Carl Frampton fighting against England’s undefeated Josh Warrington at Manchester Arena.
In a highly anticipated bout, as a former two-weight world champion, comes up against defending IBF champion Josh Warrington who will be aiming to defend his title for the very first time.
Warrington caused a stunning upset to claim the IBF title against Lee Selby. The win was the 27th win of his career and will look to extend his perfect record against Frampton, but with just six KO’s to his name, it will certainly test the skill of Warrington and will be the underdog going into this fight.
Frampton has one blemish to his card having a record of 26-1 with the one defeat coming against Santa Cruz. Frampton having 15 KOs in his 27 bouts, highlights Frampton advantage in power in both hands means a stoppage is most likely coming from Carl Frampton.
Although, Frampton being the smaller fighter, giving away two inches in reach and five in height he is the favourite going into his fight as he has proved to be a clinical counter puncher in the past. However, a defeat particularly for Frampton, will deliver a damaging setback to future prospects.
There’s plenty on the line at the Manchester Arena, with the winner setting up for a huge 2019.