Today’s twin world championship fights, headlined by the 12-round main event for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Interim World Featherweight Championship between former world champions Carl “The Jackal” Frampton and Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, will air in Canada exclusively on Super Channel, live from The SES Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Frampton vs. Donaire, presented by Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions, will air exclusively on Super Channel across Canada, starting at 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT.
Frampton (24-1, 14 KOs), fighting at home in Belfast, is a former World Boxing Association (WBA) Super World Featherweight Champion.
“To have a guy like Nonito Donaire coming to Belfast to fight me almost feels like an honor,” Frampton said. “In terms of accolades, he’s accomplished more than anyone I’ve fought, including Leo Santa Cruz. He’s a future Hall of Famer and hopefully I can put my name in that bracket one day.
“Some people want the easiest fight, but that’s not me, and I don’t think that’s Nonito either. I’m experienced enough to know that I need to be in fights that excite me and get me nervous. I think the crowd adds something to my performance. There isn’t an atmosphere like the SSR Arena anywhere in the world!
“There is a lot more to Donaire than just a left hook. To say that is disrespectful. He’s also got a brilliant right hand. I have a lot of respect for Nonito, he’s a quality fighter.”
Philippines-native Donaire, who lives in San Leandro, California, is a seven-time, four-division world champion, who is 10-0 in fights held outside of the United States.
“Me and my wife feel like we are married to Carl,” Donaire commented. “We wake up, we see Carl. We go to bed, we see Carl. He’s a great fighter.
“I think I have been gifted with great genes. I feel like I’m entering my peak because of my positive mentality. I’m smarter now and I’ve learned with the ups and downs of my career in the pat couple of years. We are very confident going into this fight.
“Carl is an amazing fighter. He has taken this fight because it inspires him, and it inspires me massively, too. I have my outcome and that’s what I believe in.”
WBO World Bantamweight Champion Zolani “Last Born” Tete (26-3, 21 KOs) defends his title against former two-time, two-division world champion and two-time Argentinian Olympian Omar “El Huracan” Andres Narvaez in the 12-round, co-featured event.
TODAY’S FRAMPTON VS. DONAIRE CARD LINE-UP ON SUPER CHANNEL
MAIN EVENT – WBO INTERIM FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP — 12 ROUNDS
Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (24-1, 14 KOs), Belfast, N. Ireland, UK 56,95 kg (125.3 lbs)
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (38-4, 24 KOs), San Leandro, California, USA 57,18 kg (125.8 lbs.)
CO-FEATURE -WBO WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP — 12 ROUNDS
Zolani Tete, (26-3, 21 KOs), Champion, East Cape, South Africa 52,95 kg (116.5 lbs.)
Omar Andres Narvaez (48-2-2, 25 KOs), Challenger, Trelew, Argentina 53,3 kg (117.25 lbs.)
LIGHTWEIGHTS – 8 ROUNDS
David Oliver Joyce (6-0, 5 KOs), 2016 Olympian, Mullingar, Ireland
Jordan Ellison (9-13, 1 KO), Seaham, UK
SUPER LIGHTWEIGHTS – 10 ROUNDS
Tyrone McKenna (15-0-1, 6 KOs), Belfast, N. Ireland, UK
Anthony Upton (17-1, 6 KOs), London, England, UK
WBO EUROPEAN MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 10 ROUNDS
Conrad “Dynamite” Cummings (13-1-1, 6 KOs), Champion, Coalisland, N. Ireland, UK
Luke Keeler (13-2-1, 5 KOs), Dublin, Ireland
(All fights and fighters are subject to change)
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