Frampton-Traynor live results

Carl Frampton (27-2, 15KOs) aims to continue his climb towards supremacy against stand-in opponent Darren Traynor (16-3, 7KOs).

'The Jackal' wants to win a third world title by facing WBO World super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring (21-2). The 'Train-Wreck' aims to derail that dream on August 15.

The action begins on BT Sport 2 at 8pm with a stellar cast of talent battling it out on the undercard.

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Dennis McCann vs Brett Fidoe

In the last fight of the night, McCann became only the second man to stop 82-fight veteran Brett Fidoe. A left hook to the body downed Fidoe in the second segment of a scheduled six, and he couldn't recover.

Southpaw McCann, trained by Alan Smith and Eddie Lamm, was pawing out his right hand in the face of Fidoe in the opening minute trying to find openings. Fidoe managed to stay smart and avoid a lot of McCann's attacks but a strong backhand staggered him in final seconds.

That successful finish incentivised McCann to go for the knockout in the second round. The pair fought in closer quarters than before and there were clinches for the first time, as McCann increased the intensity of his attacks. Following a strong double jab and accurate backhand, McCann landed a body shot that had a delayed response from the Midlander, who was forced to take a knee seconds after it landed but could not continue.

That's seven fights, seven wins, five KOs for the 23-year-old sensation from Maidstone.

Former Tyson Fury trainer Ben Davison said, "Big fan of that performance from Dennis McCann."

 

Paddy Donovan vs Des Newton

21-year-old welterweight sensation Paddy 'Real Deal' Donovan (4-0, 3KOs) stopped the 'DEStroyer' Des Newton (8-16) in the first round with two knockdowns

The hot prospect from Limerick has only been asked to complete 11 rounds of a scheduled 24 so far.

The southpaw moved up to 4-0 with 3KOs with the first-round win.

 

Troy Williamson vs Harry Scarff

Troy Williamson retains his IBF European super-welterweight title with a unanimous decision - scores of 97-94, 96-94, 96-95.

It was a close affair and some may feel that Derby's Harry Scarff was hard done by on the scorecards. A Twitter poll had 48% of people scoring the fight for Scarrf, 38% for Williamson, 14% as a draw.

The 'Trojan', 28 from Darlington, moved up to 15-0-1, with 11KOs. It was the first time in 20 months and six fights that County Durham man was asked to go the distance.

 

Michael Conlan vs Sofiane Takoucht

Conlan scored a TKO in the 10th and final round. Conlan, now 14-0, lost points for low blows during the contest.

The Belfast boxer, trained by Adam Booth, mixed up his relentless attacks from body to head and couldn't fail to land his left hooks.

Seconds Out's Danny Flexen said, "Conlan looks very sharp so far."

Another boxing fan on Twitter observed, "Can't understand how Sofiane is still standing."

 

Archie Sharp vs Jeff Ofori

Archie Sharp just edged Jeff Ofori on a very close 96-95 points decision.

A Twitter follower said, "Sharp looks flat af. Not boxing well at all as he usually does."

Former Southern Area lightweight titlist Ofori was on the front foot and pressed the action, and the defending champion from Welling was boxing on the backfoot throughout. Ranked no.4 with the WBO, the 25-year-old looked a little slower than usual, with far less output than fans are used to seeing, and there was a distinct lack of urgency in his performance. The 30-year-old challenger from Tottenham was busy and incentivised, throwing far more shots than the champion.

Sharp managed to do just enough to win the 10-round contest, but he admitted afterwards, "If that was Frampton or Stevenson in there, it wouldn't have been my night."

He added, "Got the win but time to go back to drawing board, was a very bad performance, I can box a lot better and had been in camp but felt terrible after two rounds. Good thing is, there's so much room for improvment."

Former British champion Sam Bowen took to Twitter to remark, "Lucky it wasn't me in with Archie Sharp last night especially at lightweight, he wouldn't last four rounds."

'Sharpshooter' moves up to 19-0 with the victory.

 

Main Event

Carl Frampton vs Darren Traynor

'The Jackal' won via seventh-round TKO after some brutal body shots.

The Belfast man, trained by Jamie Moore, boxed smart, wasting very little, to defeat a man who was far below his level. Traynor was not able to trouble Frampton in any way and missed a lot. Frampton managed to land his left hook all night. He judged the distance well to land his attacks and avoid anything Traynor had in response.

In round six, the former two-weight world champion increased the intensity, pace, and output to down Darren with solid right hook to the ribs right at the end of the round.

In round seven, Frampton was patient as he moved in close to Traynor, who was now firmly on the backfoot taking a big beating. A perfect left hook to the midsection saw Traynor wave his hand in pain and defeat, but the referee Michael Alexander officially stopped the one-sided contest.

Now Frampton as his sights set on WBO champion Jamel Herring, who defends his world title on September 5 to Jonathan Oquendo.

 

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