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Frampton-Donaire April 21st!

Chinny

So Called Expert
#42
Tete vs Narvaez is done for this bill

KNOCKOUT KING TETE TO DEFEND WBO CROWN ON FRAMPTON – DONAIRE BILL

Zolani Tete will make the second defence of his WBO Bantamweight World Championship against Omar Andres Narvaez on the blockbuster Frampton v Donaire bill at Belfast’s SSE Arena on Saturday 21st April.

Tete (26-3, 21 KO’s) had been due to defend his title against Narvaez in London this month but was forced to postpone the bout after suffering a calf injury in training but will now return to the scene of his record-breaking knockout win over Siboniso Gonya.

The thunderous punching South African won a legion of new fans back in November when he stopped countryman Gonya in just eleven seconds, setting a new World record for the fastest ever knockout recorded in a World Title fight.

‘Last Born’ floored Gonya with a brutal right hook just six seconds into the first defence of his 118lbs strap, firing a warning to WBA ‘Super’ Bantamweight Champion and Belfast native Ryan Burnett in the process.

Narvaez (47-2-2, 25 KO’s) is 5-0 since a knockout loss to Naoya Inoue and recently forced the previously unbeaten Nikolai Potapov to quite in seven. He has held the WBO Flyweight and Super-Flyweight World Titles and will be aiming to become a three-weight World Champion on April 21st.

“Let’s see who the real Bantamweight king is,” said Tete. “I want to unify the division and Ryan Burnett is standing in my way. Let’s not rob the public of a brilliant fight, they want to see the best fight the best.

“Until that fight is made I will do everything that is asked of me by my team. Narvaez is a mandatory defence and I’ll be aiming to dispatch him in style to make another statement. I can’t wait to put in another explosive performance for all of my new fans in Belfast, see you in April!”

“Tete is an exceptional talent and I’m delighted that he will be showcasing his skills in Belfast once again,” said Promoter Frank Warren. “We’re bringing him back to Belfast because we want to make the Ryan Burnett unification fight.

“If Tete keeps on dominating shows in Burnett’s hometown perhaps it will lure him out of hiding. Let’s give the fans the fight that they want to see. We want to make that fight in Belfast and I’m sure it would pack out the SSE Arena.”

Also added to the Frampton v Donaire card is Tamworth Light-Heavyweight prospect Ryan Hatton who will be aiming to improve his unbeaten record to 3-0 when he fights over four rounds.

Three tasty all-Irish fights feature on an action-packed undercard as Dubliner Jono Carroll (15-0, 2 KO’s) clashes with Belfast’s Marco McCullough (18-4, 11 KO’s) for the IBF European Super-Featherweight title, Tyrone McKenna (15-0-1, 6 KO’s) meets Light-Welterweight rival Philip Sutcliffe Jr (14-2, 9 KOs’), while WBO European Champion Conrad Cummings (12-1-1) and Irish champion Luke Keeler (13-2, 5 KO’s) will do battle at Middleweight.

Undefeated prospects Lewis Crocker, David Oliver Joyce, Steven Ward, TyroneMcCullagh, Sam Maxwell, Troy Williamson and Alex Dickinson complete an unmissable card.

*A limited number of tickets for Frampton v Donaire are available to purchase from the SSE Arena Belfast Box Office, www.ssearenabelfast.com and 0044(0)28 9073 9074. Prices range from £40 (tier) to £400 (inner-ring hospitality).
 

Atlas

World Level
#46
Massive fan of Tete I really can't see Eddie wanting anything to do with that fight for Burnett and the fact Tete is with Frank makes it even less viable.
Tete being with Frank shouldn't be an obstacle.

Frank has been crystal clear that he does not care about Tete fighting Burnett on sky
 
#47
Man I fell love with Nonito when he sparked Darchinyan back in the day, Vic was such a cunt back then and that checkhook was a thing of beauty. I enjoyed following his career in the years after, he was one of my fav active fighters but ever since Rigo schooled him he hasn't been the same.

He's past his best and small for feather so I don't think he'll give Carl too many problems. Its a level above Frampton's last opponent but below what he should be fighting.
 

DaveT

#CompleteFuckingPrick
#48
Two relatively small Featherweights here. Should be a great fight but Frampton will boss the early rounds until he stops moving his feet and then it depends how much Donaire has left in the tank as to whether it's close or not.

One thing's for sure; Frampton can't afford to get drawn into a war here.
 
#53
I think this WBO thing is just a contingency plan- I would be surprised if Arum isn’t in on it with frank as well.

I’m sure Selby/Warrington v Frampton assuming both win would be a straight forward deal for frank to sort out for Windsor Park and the preferred option.

However if WP doesn’t happen for whatever reason, I’m sure Arum would be happy to put on Valdez-Frampton in the states on one of his ESPN shows. I can’t see Arum allowing it to happen in Belfast and he would want serious paying to allow it even if he okays it.
 

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CHB WORLD CHAMPION 2018
#57
A selection of Crocker/Maxwell/Hatton/Dickinson in knockover jobs
Crocker :yep Is he on Warrens books? Or just part of these cards?

Tyrone McKenna v Anthony Upton,Conrad Cummings v Luke Keeler (steals the show?) Zolani Tete v Omar Narvaez and Carl Frampton v Nonito Donaire is still a very good bill of action.
 
#58
Crocker :yep Is he on Warrens books? Or just part of these cards?

Tyrone McKenna v Anthony Upton,Conrad Cummings v Luke Keeler (steals the show?) Zolani Tete v Omar Narvaez and Carl Frampton v Nonito Donaire is still a very good bill of action.
Yeah Crocker is with Warren. I have been vocal regarding the mispromotion of him considering he is arguably the top irish non-Olympic prospect (still hasn't ever been shown live, his debut wasn't even recorded, this is just his 5th fight)

Fights Scott James [1(0)-2(0)] over six rounds on Saturday
 

One to watch

CHB WORLD CHAMPION 2018
#60
Yeah Crocker is with Warren. I have been vocal regarding the mispromotion of him considering he is arguably the top irish non-Olympic prospect (still hasn't ever been shown live, his debut wasn't even recorded, this is just his 5th fight)

Fights Scott James [1(0)-2(0)] over six rounds on Saturday
He looks very exciting from the little I’ve seen.
 
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