23rd September 2012
Commonwealth champion Carl Frampton stepped up to the plate against Steve Molitor on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and proved he has the talents to back up the praise and expectations that are being being heaped upon him by stopping Steve Molitor in round six.
Molitor just couldn’t live with the younger Frampton and his intensity of work. Molitor was eventually floored three times in the 6th, rising bravely each time, but was stopped with compassion by the referee and the delight of the new Belfast boxing star.
Martin Lindsay outpointed Renald Garrido over 8 rounds 80-73 – Lee Selby had pulled out of the proposed British and Commonwealth title defence against Lindsay on the morning of the fight with flu.
Dee Walsh outpointed Robert Studzinski over 6 rounds – 60-54
Khalid Yafai outpointed Victor Koh over 6 rounds
Martin J. Ward outpointed Simas Volosinas over 4 rounds
Paddy Gallagher outpointed William Warburton over 4 rounds
Ben Mulligan lost to Mariusz Bak on points over four rounds 39-37.