By Frank Walsh: Entering Saturday night’s contest, undefeated commonwealth super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton was taking a large step up in class, and his first step inside the grounds of world class. Steve Molitor in the twilight of his career, but still a dangerous proposition, was the gatekeeper upon whom Frampton would have to pass to enter these grounds. Continue reading
By Rob Smith: Commonwealth super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (15-0, 10 KO’s) may not have proved that he’s good enough to beat the likes of Nonito Donaire or Guillermo Rigondeaux tonight but he did prove that he’s good enough to defeat former IBF super bantamweight champion Steve Molitor (34-3, 12 KO’s) in a three-knockdown 6th round stoppage performance from Frampton at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Continue reading
CARL FRAMPTON’S unbeaten run looks set to continue with a win over Steve Molitor in Belfast on Saturday night, according to the betting on Betfair. The popular Northern Irishman is the big odds-on favourite at 2-7 to successfully defend his super-bantamweight titles.
Frampton’s opponent Steve Molitor has been talking up his chances of victory ahead of their 122lb showdown in the Odyssey Arena. However odds of 3-1 suggest that the Canadian’s bid for glory will come up short on the night. Continue reading
ESPN3 to Present Live Exclusive U.S. Coverage of Saturday’s Frampton vs. Molitor Super Bantamweight Title Fight
ESPN3 will present live exclusive coverage in the U.S. of the Carl Frampton (14-0, 9 KOs) vs. Steve Molitor (34-2, 12 KOs) Super Bantamweight title fight from Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. ET.
Canada’s Molitor, a former two-time Junior Featherweight world titleholder, said of Saturday’s fight, “He’s (Frampton) European level and I’m world level and come fight night everyone will realize that. This is too soon for Frampton. He has never been in the ring with someone on my level. He is a good boxer, very aggressive, but he makes a lot of mistakes that I plan on capitalizing on. The plan is to win convincingly here against a young undefeated prospect and that will put me in line for a world title.” Continue reading