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Josh Warrington vs Carl Frampton report
Who won Warrington vs Frampton?
Josh Warrington beat Carl Frampton by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd December 2018 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 116-113, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of winner Josh Warrington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the IBF featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Nathan Gorman was victorious over Razvan Cojanu, Martin Murray lost to Hassan N’Dam, Liam Williams defeated Mark Heffron for the BBBOC British Middleweight title, Michael Conlan was victorious over Jason Cunningham and Billy Joe Saunders beat Charles Adamu.
Warrington vs Frampton stats
Josh Warrington stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carl Frampton made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Frampton had a massive power advantage over Warrington, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Warrington's 22%.
Josh Warrington was the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Warrington had a height advantage of 2 inches over Frampton.
Both Josh Warrington & Carl Frampton fought out of an orthodox stance.
Warrington was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 months later than Frampton, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 43 more professional rounds, 261 to Frampton's 218.
Warrington vs Frampton form
Warrington had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kiko Martinez on 26th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Mauricio Lara on 4th September 2021 by technical draw in their 1 round contest at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mauricio Lara on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Sofiane Takoucht on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had beat Kid Galahad on 15th June 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Carl Frampton had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Horacio Garcia on 18th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The SSE Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Leo Santa Cruz on 28th January 2017 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Leo Santa Cruz on 30th July 2016 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Scott Quigg on 27th February 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on 18th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Josh Warrington had been fighting more than Carl Frampton.
Going to this contest, Josh Warrington had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 2 days ago, while Carl Frampton's last outing had been 5 years, 6 months and 10 days ago.
Warrington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Frampton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
What time did Warrington vs Frampton start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Warrington vs Frampton?
Warrington vs Frampton was broadcast on BT Sport Box Office in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Warrington vs Frampton?
Josh Warrington was a 7/4 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Carl Frampton made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.
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