Frampton hardly passed Garcia test
With the warm support of the tribunes in the main event of the boxing evening in Belfast, Great Britain, former three-time world champion Carl Frampton (24-1, 14 KOs) scored a difficult victory by unanimous decision over Horatio Garcia (33-4-1, 24 KOs), successfully returning in the ring after the defeat this January from the hands of Leo Santa Cruz. The score of the English judges' were: 98-93, 97-93 and 96-93.
Frampton took the first three rounds, but then physically more powerful, but slower on his feet, Garcia was able to level the course of the fight and significantly complicate the life of the Irishman when he stayed near the ropes and began to trade punches.
In the 7th Frampton slipped his back forward and found himself on the floor, but the referee mistakenly counted him a knockdown.
In general, Frampton was more accurate and landed more punched but showed obvious signs of long layoff.
For the fight against Garcia, Frampton came out with the new coach Jamie Moore. Saul Alvarez was able to come for supporting his compatriot in Belfast who, like Horatio Garcia, is trained by Chepo Reynoso.