Carl Frampton beats Tyler McCreary with unanimous decision

Ross Houston
December 3, 2019

Tyler McCreary managed to see out the 10 rounds as Frampton took a decisive 100-88 scorecard. The former two-weight world champion had been due to face Emmanuel Dominguez in August but fractured his metacarpal after a large concrete ornament in a hotel lobby fell on his left hand.

The 32-year-old Belfast man has also been linked with a fight against Oscar Valdez, who marked his debut in the same 130lbs division with a hard-fought stoppage win over the spirited Adam Lopez.

The Jackal sent McCreary to the canvas twice, capitalising on his tactic of concentrating on body shots to rock his opponent in the sixth and ninth rounds.

Jamel Herring entered the ring after the fight and Frampton praised the WBO Champion on their first in person meeting.

"The last Windsor Park event was incredible, but to have a world title fight going for greatness trying to become a three-weight world champion would top the last one there".

"I know [Jamel] is the champ. I just want to fight for a world title next", Frampton told the BBC.

Frampton inflicted a first defeat on the unbeaten McCreary. I thought I'd never fight in Belfast again, but there's talk of it being at Windsor Park in spring next year, so it can't get much better than that. I'm preparing for a tough fight, and like I said I'm not taking my eye off the ball.

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