Belfast Telegraph

Frampton’s cool display

By David Kelly

Carl Frampton chalked his fourth consecutive victory at the York Hall Bethnel Green last night.

The Belfast super-bantamweight inflicted the first defeat on Frenchman Yoan Boyeaux with another clinical performance, winning 40-37 in their four rounder.

Manager Barry McGuigan said: “I was very pleased with Carl because this was by far his best opponent, a guy who came to win unlike a lot of journeymen.

“Carl bossed the fight from the start and up close this guy just didn’t want to trade so he was usually on his bike and hard to corner. Overall it was a very good job by Carl and I hope to have him out again in March.”

This evening in the National Stadium Cavan’s Andy Murray meets Oisin Fagan for the Irish lightweight title as part of a Brian Peters bill featuring four Irish title fights.

EU champion Murray said: “I know what to expect from Oisin, he’s going to come forward all the time and I have to be ready to make sure that I dictate the fight from the start. I’m ranked four in Europe now so I know what is on the line, it’s more than just the Irish title.”

Belfast man Ciaran Healy faces Anthony Fitzgerald for the super-middle belt, while there is an intriguing clash between Coleman Barret and Colin Kenna for the heavyweight title. Patrick Hyland and Mickey Coveney meet for the featherweight belt.

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