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On This Day: September 22nd

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2012: In what was then a career-best, break-out, performance, Carl Frampton bullied recent World champion Steve Molitor and forced the Canadian into a sixth round stoppage defeat. ‘The Jackal’ was dominant throughout against Molitor, a late replacement for Kiko Martinez, and retained his Commonwealth super bantamweight title for the third and final time at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.

Watch Carl Frampton v Steve Molitor in full below:

1980: Enniskillen’s Gordon Ferris narrowly outpointed Tommy Kiely 118.5-117 to win the Irish and Northern Irish heavyweight titles at the Maysfield Leisure Centre in Belfast. The bout also doubled as a British title final eliminator, and Fermanagh’s Ferris would win the vacant title in his next bout against Billy Aird.

1980: On the undercard in Belfast, Fivemiletown’s Trevor Kerr stopped Mick Fellingham in the seventh round to claim the Northern Irish light heavyweight title.

1908: Champion Dan Grant retained his Irish middleweight title with a knockout win over home fighter Mick Creedon at City Hall in Cork. Tralee-born Grant brought a halt to the Munster derby in the fifth round.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie