Re: Carl Frampton considering quacking his way to 126
Interesting. I always thought Frampton looked big for the weight, he is quite short for a super bantam but is seriously muscled up. He has always been the physically stronger fighter throughout his career and I think that strength has possibly resulted in his boxing skills being very underrated.
He has good power and a solid chin. I was surprised that he outboxed the much rangier Gonzalez from outside, as a casual observer might have deduced the shorter squatter fighter would win in a Joe Frazier type way. He came back well from a disastrous start and showed very good ring intelligence to flex his tactics. He was also savvy enough to make sure the ref knew how many low blows he was taking
There were some big technical faults .... His right hand is always too low and that makes him open for left hooks, and he doesn't really fight inside (he punches well in the way in, but then falls in passively once he is really close). If he was tight at the weight, that may explain some of his sloppiness, but he could have easily suffered the same fate as his mentor Barry McGuigan on his U.S. Debut!!
I thought Gonzalez was very impressive, and fought out of his skin. If he can keep that up he will be a world champ IMO.
I reckon this tough win will have taught him more than any other fight he has had, certainly more than Quigg learned against Martinez. I still make a frampton a slight favourite to overcome Quigg, as long as he is not weight drained..
If he does move up, he looks awfully short to be mixing it up with the top skilful boxers out there. Lomachenko and Rigondeaux give him a boxing lesson I reckon, but there could be an equally big fight as the Quigg one if he fights Lee Selby?
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