Earlier this week it was revealed that the Featherweight division would have abit of a mini-super fighter, as former multi-weight chamoion Nonito Donaire (38-4, 24) has agreed to take on former 2-weight champion Carl Frampton (24-1, 14) in a fantastic match up in Nothern Ireland.
The contest is set to take place on April 7th at the SSE Arena in Belfaxst and is a real must win for both fighters, who know a loss couild be the end of their hopes to regain a world title.
Donaire managed to carve out a brilliant career following a big upset win in 2007 over Vic Darchinyan to claim the IBF Flyweight title. Following that win he would claim titles all the way up to Featherwieght and defeat top fighters like Moruti Mthalane, Hernan Marquez, Fernando Montiel, Omar Andres Narvaez, Toshiaki Nishioka and Jorge Arce. Sadly since 2013, when Donaire lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux, he has looked much more human and suffere ddefeat to Nicholas Walters and Jessie Magdaleno whilst also being made to look very human by Cesar Juarez.
Frampton, who has only suffered a single defeat, has been a star of Northern Irish, and British, boxing for a while. He holds big wins over the likes of Kiko Martinez, Scott Quigg and Leo Santa Cruz, winning the IBF and WBA Super Bantamweight titles along with the WBA "super" title at Featherweight. His last two bouts however have seen him lose a decision to Leo Santa Cruz and score a very, very, hard fought win over Horacio Garcia. The performance over Garcia has left some questioning what he has left in the tank.
The bout will answer questions about both men, and it's going to be very hard to see where the loser of the bout goes next.
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