Frampton vs Parodi:
The atmosphere inside the Odyssey Arena was electric as the
headliners made their way to the ring. The 9,000 strong, sold out
crowd, really getting behind their man Carl Frampton. It felt like
the fight was written from the first bell, and Frampton never
looked in doubt.
Confidence oozed from the Northern Irish star (left), and the
combinations that he put together were a class above his opponent.
A small cut opening up in the fourth round around Parodi's eye
added to the challenger's nerves, and he started to fade. The
Frenchman found himself absorbing punches, and his returning jabs
regularly landing into air.
It took until the sixth round for the dismantling to become
complete. Frampton and Parodi went toe to toe, and a right head
shot quickly followed by a left hook to the body dropped Parodi to
a knee that he wasn't to get up from.
The final verdict: a 6th round count out in favour of the
retaining champion, Carl Frampton. The 26-year-old now seems set
for a rematch with February 2013 victim Kiko Martinez with the
Spaniard's IBF World Super-Bantamweight title on the line.
Eamonn O'Kane v Kerry Hope
The Vacant IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Championship
Eamonn O'Kane UD win over Kerry Hope.
Jamie Conlan v Walter Rojas
Jamie Conlan win by 1st round stoppage
Marco McCullough v Willie Casey
The Irish Featherweight Championship
Marco McCullough win by 9th round stoppage
Ryan Burnett v Reynaldo Cajina
4x3 Minute bantamweight contest
Ryan Burnett win - 2nd round stoppage
Pre-Fight Build Up:
Irish sensation Frampton set for BoxNation debut against
Northern Irishman Carl Frampton has earned an IBF World
Super-Bantamweight eliminator bout against 35-1 Frenchman Jeremy
Parodi, and will make his long-awaited BoxNation debut LIVE from
Belfast's Odyssey Arena on October 19th.
The popular 26-year-old saw his first effort to appear on the
channel derailed by a BBBofC medical, but is now set to delight
BoxNation fans when he faces a big test in the form of the
experienced Parodi, the current IBF International champion.
Awaiting the winner of Frampton and Parodi's eliminator, where
the Irishman's European title is also on the line, is the new IBF
champion Kiko Martinez.The stage is set for a mouthwatering rematch
between Frampton and Martinez, who he emphatically TKO'd last
February to win the European title.