Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
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 vacant 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 30 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 22 more professional rounds, 240 to Frampton's 218.
Warrington vs Frampton form
Warrington had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, 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, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kid Galahad on 15th June 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had beat Carl Frampton on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had won against Lee Selby on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.
He had beat Dennis Ceylan on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 10th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Frampton had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Darren Traynor on 15th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tyler McCreary on 30th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Josh Warrington on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Luke Jackson on 18th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO Interim World Featherweight championship fight at Windsor Park, Northern Ireland.
Hehad defeated Nonito Donaire on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Featherweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Carl Frampton had been fighting more than Josh Warrington.
Going to this contest, Josh Warrington had last fought 1 year, 6 months and 29 days ago, while Carl Frampton's last outing had been 8 months and 26 days ago.
Warrington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Frampton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 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.
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What were the odds on Warrington vs Frampton?
Josh Warrington was a 7/4 (+175) underdog going into the contest, while Carl Frampton made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.