Carl Frampton overcomes a rough start to dominate Alejandro Gonzalez
Carl Frampton overcame a rough start to dominate Alejandro Gonzalez in his U.S. debut Saturday in El Paso, Texas, winning a unanimous decision to retain his IBF junior featherweight title.
Frampton (21-0, 14 knockouts) went down twice in the first round, although he wasn’t hurt significantly either time. After that, Frampton outclassed the challenger in every way. The Irishman worked off his jab to administer a bad beating, although he never put Gonzalez down or hurt him badly.
Gonzalez (25-2-2, 15 KOs) never stopped trying but simply didn’t have the ability to fend off Frampton. The Mexican also lost two points because of low blows.
A full report will follow shortly.