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Josh Warrington defends title against Carl Frampton

IBF featherweight world champion Josh Warrington (28-0, 6 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over former two-division world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Warrington, a pressure fighter did what he tends to do which is come forward with lots of volume, Frampton did better late, but was outworked.

The result was a surprise to most boxing experts.

The judges saw the bout 116-113, 116-112, 116-112.

Notable undercard results

Three-time middleweight world champion and 2016 Olympian Hassan  N’Dam (37-3, 21 KOs) outboxed Martin Murray (37-5-1, 17 KOs) over twelve rounds to take a majority decision. N’Dam soundly beat Murray, but in typical boxing fashion the bout was a majority decision, as one fighter oddly had it even.

Former WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (27-0, 13 KOs) stopped Charles Adamu (32-14, 25 KOs) as Adamu would not answer the bell for the fifth round. Saunders was forced to vacate his WBO middleweight title, now held by Demetrius Andrade, after failing a pre-fight drug test before his last bout.

Two-time Olympian featherweight Michael Conlan (10-0, 6 KOs) won a dominant decision over Jason Cunningham (24-6, 6 KOs). Conlan came close to stopping Conlan late.

Middleweight Liam Williams (19-2-1, 14 KOs) beat Mark Heffron (21-1, 17 KOs) to claim the vacant British title via a tenth-round technical knockout, the time was 1:55.

Nathan Gorman (15-0, 11 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Razvan Cojanu (16-5, 9 KOs).

19-year-old light heavyweight Tommy Fury, the younger brother of former unified heavyweight champion Tyson, made his professional debut picking up a decision winning all four rounds on the judge’s cards.

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Lukie Ketelle

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