Frampton defeats Quigg – results
(Photo credit Matchroom Boxing) By Jim Dower: IBF 122lb champion Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) out-boxed the bigger and stronger WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KOs) to hand him his first loss of his career in winning a close 12 round split decision victory on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
Many of the first six rounds very close and could have gone either way. Quigg was clearly the better fighter in the second half of the fight, and I had him winning four of the last six rounds. The judges scored it 116-112 and 116-112 for Frampton and 115-113 for Quigg. The fight looked close enough to be scored a draw. You could even state a case where Quigg deserved a narrow win because he landed the better shots in every round of the fight. He just wasn’t landing as many as Frampton was. Quigg was missing a lot of punches due to Frampton’s defense, and because he was loading up to much.
Unbeaten Gavin McDonnell (15-0, 4 KOs) defeated previously unbeaten Panamanian Jorge Sanchez (16-1, 9 KOs) by a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC Silver super bantamweight title. The final judges’ scores were 119-108, 118-109 and 118-110.
The 29-year-old McDonnell knocked the little known 25-year-old Sanchez down with a right hand to the head in the 2nd round. Other than that one knockdown, there was no other drama in the fight. It was a real workmanlike performance from McDonnell. Sanchez didn’t have the power or the talent to do much against the much taller McDonnell.
After the fight, #9 WBC McDonnell spoke of wanting to fight for a world title. Right now, you would have to favor McDonnell against WBC super bantamweight champion Julio Ceja. The hardest part would be to get a shot at the belt. It be a while before McDonnell can get a shot at Ceja’s title.
Undefeated bantamweight prospect Ryan Burnett (13-0, 9 KOs) picked up his 13th win of his career in defeating Frances’s Anthony Settoul (21-5, 8 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC International bantamweight title.
The 23-year-old Burnett knocked Settoul down in the 5th round, and easily dominated him the rest of the way. The final judges’ scores were 100-89, 100-89 and 100-90.
Hosea Burton (15-0, 6 KOs) stayed unbeaten with a 6th round knockout victory over Miles Shinkwin (12-1, 6 KOs) to capture the vacant British light heavyweight title.
Burton dropped Shinkwin in the 2nd and 5th rounds. Referee Victor Loughlin stopped the contest at 1:13 of the 6th round.
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Isaac Lowe TKO 8 Marco McCullough
Charlie Edwards UD 10 Luke Wilton
Josh Taylor KO 2 Lyes Chaibi
Conrad Cummings pts 6 Victor Garcia
Marcus Morrison TKO 1 Istvan Kiss
Scott Fitzgerald TKO 3 Ben Heap
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