Josh Warrington sees off Carl Frampton in Fight of the Year contender

Josh Warrington overcame Carl Frampton in one of the fights of the year to retain his IBF featherweight title.

The Leeds man went to war with the Belfast man and proved his metal to score a points win.

A blistering start to the fight saw Frampton rocked as Warrington went for it with determination.

More than once, Frampton had to regain his senses having been told off by trainer Jamie Moore for veering off tactics.

When he did box to his ability and ditched the fire-with-fire antics, Frampton was able to keep Warrington at bay.

The champion proved too strong and relentless until the final bell and saw out a huge victory on the scorecards.

Other results:

Martin Murray just didn’t do enough¬†against former world champion Hassan N’Dam, relinquishing his WBC middleweight Silver title over twelve rounds.

The St. Helens man, who vowed to retire if he lost, went down via majority decision to the elusive Frenchman.

Murray took time to get going and was handed a debatable knockdown in the fourth. The count ensured the four-time world title challenger didn’t concede the first four rounds.

N’Dam was slick and accurate, putting the rounds in the bank as Murray struggled to get his shots off.

Even a body barrage towards the end wasn’t enough as N’Dam got the decision 117-112, 116-112. The UK judge scored it even.

A dramatic final round almost saw a stoppage happen in the Mick Conlan v Jason Cunningham clash.

Conlan was largely in control on got stronger every round, although the last produced the fireworks.

Despite being rocked himself, Conlan landed several huge shots to almost take Cunningham out with seconds left.

The end verdict saw Conlan plow on to world honours with scores of 98-92 and 97-92 (twice) to go 10-0.

In a one-sided clash, Liam Williams took the British middleweight title with a late stoppage over Mark Heffron.


Tommy Fury made a successful pro debut with a dominant performance over Jevgenijs Andreevs.

Fury took every round of four on the cards but wasn’t able to put trainer Ricky Hatton’s orders to stop the stubborn Latvian into practice.

None-the-less, the 19 year-old did well for his first outing and will want to stay busy in order to keep improving after just 12 amateur fights.

In his first appearance of the year, former world champion Billy Joe Saunders managed to stop Charles Adamu in four.

A late addition to the bill, Saunders saw Adamu drafted in even later at the eleventh hour. The Hatfield had no trouble stopping Adamu on his stool after out-classing the veteran.