Belfast Telegraph

Frampton out to sparkle again

By David Kelly

Carl Frampton’s career continues at full throttle as he returns to the ring this evening in Huddersfield.

The super-bantamweight prospect steps up for his first six rounder when he meets Hungarian Istvan Szabo.

Frampton is back in action just a month after his last victory and is quickly making a name for himself as one of the hottest young fighters around on the British scene.

Manager Barry McGuigan is determined to keep him busy in order that he can quickly move up the British rankings and the Belfast man should have little trouble securing victory tonight.

McGuigan said: “Carl has been over with me in my gym working out and he has been looking very explosive.

“He’s a work in progress but the progress is rapid and I am just delighted with the attitude he brings to every training session.

“I am looking for him to develop every aspect of his game and he’s been looking very good in the gym.

“I’m looking for another good performance in Huddersfield. In every fight we are looking for him to develop but at the moment he is getting more out of the top class sparring he has had with the likes of Rendall Munroe and Jason Booth.”

Munroe, the reigning European super-bantamweight champion, will have a world title eliminator next month.

McGuigan added: “Carl has acquitted himself very well against Munroe and Booth and for someone just learning his trade that is very exciting.

“He just seems to get better and better and I hope to keep him on a fast learning curve.

“Hopefully that will include a fight back in Belfast where I’m sure the fans will love him.”

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