Friday, April 13, 2018

Donaire's crucial fight VS. Frampton Live on SKY Sports PPV




Former world boxing champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. fights for another world title when he goes head to head against Irishman Carl “The Jackal” Frampton for the interim World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight division title, in the Irishman’s own backyard at the SSE Arena in Belfast, United Kingdom. The fight will air live on SKY Sports Pay-Per- View on April 22 at 2:30 AM, with same day replays at 6 AM, 9:30 AM, 4 PM, and 7:30 PM.   

Boxing analyst, Atty. Ed Tolentino said that this fight is make-or- break for Donaire (38-4, 24
KOs), who hails from Bohol. “Donaire is walking a tight rope. He is at the crossroads opposite Frampton in this fight. This could be the swan song if he loses,” he said. Despite being the underdog of the match there is still much to look forward to from the former five-time world champion. 

“Even as he gets older, Donaire is still extremely dangerous because of his one-punch power and excellent counterpunching skill,” added Tolentino of the 2012 Fighter of the Year of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). 

On the other hand, the 31-year old Frampton (24-1, 14 KOs), fondly called “The Jackal,” is a
former world junior featherweight and featherweight champion, and holds a hometown
advantage over the Filipino slugger.

“Frampton is a great athletic boxer with fast hand and packs serious power in his punches,”
Tolentino said of the Irish fighter, who, like his foe was also touted as Fighter of the Year by the BWAA and The Ring magazine in 2016.
  
The analyst believes that if Donaire prevails over Frampton, he will be guaranteed at one last shot for glory against the reigning WBO champion Oscar Valdez from Mexico once the lynchpin heals from a broken jaw and resumes his reign.