Warrington finally getting the recognition he deserves
Josh Warrington entered his fight with Carl “The Jackal” Frampton as an underdog. The Leeds Warrior was defending his IBF featherweight title after his surprise victory against Lee Selby earlier in the year. He applied constant pressure to the three time world champion throughout this classic contest. Warrington is now getting the recognition he deserves and there are few British fighters who have enjoyed a better year. He is looking to unify the division and there are plenty of exciting fights to be made.
The end of the road for Frampton?
Carl Frampton has enjoyed a remarkable career and is one of if not the best fighter to ever be produced on the island of Ireland. The Belfast native was a two weight world champion and has held three different world championship belts during his career. The Jackal contributed greatly to an epic contest but as in his loss to Leo Santa Cruz, a slow start proved his downfall. He says that he will take time to make a decision on retirement but no matter his decision, he has done himself proud.
Dillian Whyte deserves his shot
With all the talk surrounding Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, it is easy to forget Dillian Whyte. The Body Snatcher knocked out Dereck Chisora in another brutal slugfest. He called out Joshua after the fight with the champion not impressed by Whyte’s actions. Whyte has enjoyed an excellent 2018 as he defeated Joseph Parker, Lucas Browne and Chisora. He has responded to his only defeat, which was inflicted by AJ in 2015. With Wilder and Fury set for a rematch, Whyte should finally get a world title shot.
Whyte’s boxing skills improving
Whyte-Chisora II was an all action fight but Dillian Whyte’s boxing skills improved greatly from the first fight. Chisora tried to apply incessant pressure but Whyte’s jab and boxing IQ helped him to wear his fellow Brit down. Chisora was winning on two of the three judges’ scorecards at the time of the knockdown but Whyte was turning the screw. The Body Snatcher has an excellent jab and will need all his artillery to claim a world title.
Edwards pulls off a shock
On the Whyte-Chisora undercard, Charlie Edwards surprised Cristofer Rosalesto claim the WBC World Flyweight title. Edwards boxed superbly to win all three judges scorecards: 118-110 117-111, 116-112. In 2016, he lost to Johnriel Casimero for the IBF flyweight tile but this was his sixth victory on the bounce. The images of him presenting his mother with his belt is heartwarming and he has an exciting future ahead. He may defend his title against Lee Selby in what would be an exciting British fight. Edwards should savour this victory as 2019 will be a busy year for him.