Ni Gilbert Espeña

NAIS ng promoter ni dating WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton na si Frank Warren na maging WBO o WBC eliminator bout ang laban nito kay four-division world titlist Nonito Donaire Jr. sa Abril 21 sa pamosong SSE Arena sa Belfast, Nothern Ireland sa United Kingdom.

Hindi maganda ang dalawang huling laban ni Frampton matapos matalo sa puntos at maagawan ng korona ni Mexican Leo Sta Cruz at napabagsak sa 8th round bago nanalo sa kontrobersiyal na desisyon kay Horacio Garcia ng Mexico nitong Nobyembre.

Kasalukuyang nakalista si Frampton na No. 2 sa WBC, No. 3 sa WBA at IBF at No. 4 sa WBO samantalang si Donaire ay ranked No. 3 sa WBC at No. 8 sa WBO kaya puwede talagang maging eliminator bout ang sagupaan.

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“He’s good, he can fight. You can’t just become a four-weight world champion and not be anything but. He’s slick, he’s got a monstrous left hook and I think he was number three in the pound-for-pound ranking at one point in his career,” sabi ni Frampton sa pahayagang The Daily Mail sa Great Britan. “So, an incredible fighter and probably the best fighter I’ve ever fought. But these are the fights that excite me and get me up for it. I always believe that when I’m put in against top opposition that’s when I perform to my best.”

“I spoke to Frank Warren and he wants to make this fight a final eliminator for the WBO (or WBC). Quigg or Valdez, the winner of that potentially. Selby and Warrington can happen,” diin ni Frampton. “These things are all in the future but there’s only one guy on my mind at the minute and that is Nonito Donaire.”

“I desperately want to win this fight because I can see the carrot of Windsor Park dangling in front of me,” dagdag ni Frampton. “I’m going to do everything to make sure I’m ready to put in the performance of my career, which may be needed to win this fight.”