Results from Belfast: Carl Frampton takes out the Canadian Kid
Barry McGuigan has, for quite some time now, banged the Carl Frampton drum. He has told the press of the young Belfast-man’s power, his dedication and most of all, his potential. Last night in his hometown, Frampton enjoyed something of a coming out party as he downed Steve Molitor three times on route to a sixth round stoppage victory. The outcome sees Frampton emerge from the prospect to contender status, despite having just fifteen fights on his ledger.
Frampton was on top of Molitor, known as “The Canadian Kid”, from the start of the first round until the stoppage came. Hovering around the ring on fast feet, Frampton did not let Molitor get set, pressuring him and stripping his confidence away round by round. The first three rounds saw Frampton connect with straight right hands as he came in to range unloading volleys of punches, not all connecting, before getting out without allowing Molitor to reply.