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I'm going to win at Windsor Park this summer ... I can't wait, vows Frampton after Donaire victory

Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton with his wife Christine after defeating Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 21/04/2018 THE VACANT WBO INTERIM WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 X 3 Minute Rounds CARL FRAMPTON 8st 13lbs 3oz V NONITO DONAIRE 8st 13lbs 5oz. Picture Mark marlow
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton celebrates after defeating Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton celebrates after defeating Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 21/04/2018 THE VACANT WBO INTERIM WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 X 3 Minute Rounds CARL FRAMPTON 8st 13lbs 3oz V NONITO DONAIRE 8st 13lbs 5oz. Picture Mark marlow
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton embraces Nonito Donaire at the end of their epic 12-round bout in April 2018.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton gets his hands strapped before his bout with Nonito Donaire for the WBO interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton gets his hands strapped before his bout with Nonito Donaire for the WBO interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton gets his hands strapped before his bout with Nonito Donaire for the WBO interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Zolani Tete and Omar Andres Narvaez fight for the WBO World Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Zolani Tete and Omar Andres Narvaez fight for the WBO World Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tyrone McKenna ahead of his Super-Lightweight bout
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna defeats Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna with Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna with Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna with Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Rory McIlroy watches on during the Frampton v Donaire card at the SSE Arena
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Luke Keeler sustained significant cuts during Saturday night's WBO European Middleweight Contest aginst Conrad Cummings at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Marco McCullough defeats Arnoldo Solano during Saturday nights super featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Marco McCullough defeats Arnoldo Solano during Saturday nights super featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Steven Ward defeats Michal Ciach during Saturday nights International Light-Heavyweight weight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Steven Ward defeats Michal Ciach during Saturday nights International Light-Heavyweight weight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Steven Ward with Michal Ciach during Saturday nights International Light-Heavyweight weight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McCullagh defeats Elvis Guillen during Saturday nights International Featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McCullagh defeats Elvis Guillen during Saturday nights International Featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Alex Dickinson v Lee Carter at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Alex Dickinson celebrates v Lee Carter at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
David Oliver Joyce (left) against Jordan Ellison
David Oliver Joyce celebrates victory over Jordan Ellison
Gareth Hanna

By Gareth Hanna

The next time Carl Frampton steps into a ring, it's going to be at Windsor Park in August.

That's the confident promise of promoter Frank Warren, who watched his man put in an expert performance to see off Nonito Donaire at the SSE Arena on Saturday evening.

Speaking from the ring after the fight, Warren confirmed their upcoming plans:

"We're going to Windsor Park," he said. "We're going to be there in August. All the bits will fall into place as regards who the opponent is in the next month or so. Windsor Park is the next one. We promised it to Carl and we'll deliver."

That, of course, is music to the ears of the Tiger's Bay boxer, who looked back to his best as he controlled Saturday's fight throughout, even if he did have to sustain some of Donaire's trademark left hands.

"There's only one thing on my mind - Windsor Park. I can't wait to get there," he said.

"Everyone knows how excited I am. I can't wait. There's not a man on this planet at featherweight that's going to beat me at Windsor Park."

Frampton secured the WBO Interim World Featherweight title with victory over Donaire. He is now the mandatory fight for champ Óscar Valdez while Lee Selby has made his desire to fight Frampton known. He takes on Josh Warrington next month in the defence of his IBF crown.

While his next opponent is sorted, Frampton can look back on a performance that oozed class.

"As you saw in the 11th round, Nonito Donaire is dangerous but I survived the round, stuck to the game plan. At times, my boxing was beautiful," he said.

Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.

"He was a sharp puncher throughout. The 11th round definitely hurt but I survived it and that's what champions do. What a nice man and his whole team - good, good people.

"Jamie (Moore - trainer) deserves a lot of credit. The gameplan was perfect. When I was on the outside, I was using my jab to the head and the body. When I was close, I needed to be really close and use my strengths, which I did. I wasn't really in the middle distance too much and when I was, I got caught. I was fighting a world class fighter and a world class gentleman."

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