Sunday, 29 January 2012

Oh Barry's Boy - Frampton Wins In 7

Carl Frampton vs Kris Hughes - Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight Title

The Hype was big beforehand. The right hand that finished things for Carl Frampton was even bigger as he easily defended his 122lb Commonwealth Title against former challenger Kris Hughes In York Hall Bethnal Green last night.. Frampton in front of a packed crowd delivered an early candidate for KO of the year as he landed the huge right hand 48seconds into the 7th round , this after dominating every minute of every round. Hughes a tall awkward southpaw has no power (1 KO in 15 wins) is testament to this , he simply couldn't keep Frampton away with his lazy right jab as the champion from the first minute found it far to easy to land his power shots on the Scot.

What i liked about Frampton was the constant pace and pressure he was able to put on his challenger. Hughes lack of power made this more obvious as Frampton actually boxed as an "aggressive counter-puncher" , the champion would wait a split second for that lazy jab before targeting Hughes body and head with rapid combinations. After 3-4 rounds i think everybody knew this was a formality for Frampton , it was just "if and when" will he finish the fight , something i think he needed to do so that it rubber-stamped his performance. When that punch came it was a cracker , the punch knocked Hughes down in his own corner where he struggles for 5-6 seconds before amazingly getting to his feet. Referee Mark Green though correctly called an end to the fight as Hughes was all over the place and was in no way able to continue.

The Referee Mark Green had a really easy night as the action flowed , there was really nothing to do for Green until the knockdown where he ended the fight. Same must be said of the judges Ritchie Davies , Ian John Lewis and John Keane , this fight was so easy to score as Frampton was so dominant in every round. Below is my scorecard at the time of stoppage along with Fans , Press and Boxing Sites / Forums scores.

Round 1.... 10-9 Frampton
Round 2.... 10-9 Frampton
Round 3.... 10-9 Frampton
Round 4.... 10-9 Frampton
Round 5.... 10-9 Frampton
Round 6.... 10-9 Frampton

TOTAL - Frampton 60-54 Hughes at the time of stoppage


Boxing Sites , Fans Forum and Press Scores

SkySports - (Jim Watt) - Frampton 60-54 Hughes
SkySports - (Nick Halling) - Frampton 60-54 Hughes

BoxingMonthly Mag - (Glyn Leach) - Frampton 60-54 Hughes

Boxnation - (Steve Lillis) - Frampton 60-54 Hughes

Matchroom - (Twitter) - Frampton 60-54 Hughes - (Ibrahim Harb) - Frampton 60-54 Hughes

WorldBoxingNews.Net - (Phil Djay) - Frampton 60-54 Hughes

Ringnews24 fans Forum - Frampton 60-54 Hughes x2

SaddoBoxing Fans Forum - Frampton 60-54 Hughes x2

Boxrec Fans Forum - Frampton 60-54 Hughes x2

Eastsideboxing Fans Forum - Frampton 60-54 Hughes x4

Livefight Fans Forum - Frampton 60-54 Hughes x2

BoxingAsylum Fans Forum - Frampton 60-54 Hughes x2

Doghouseboxing Fans Forum - Frampton 60-54 Hughes x2

Boxingscene Fans Forum - Frampton 60-54 Hughes

BoxingBB/Fightjudge Fans Forum - Frampton 60-54 Hughes

1 comment:

  1. A shutout, you simply can't have it any other way, 60-54. Dave Murphy