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‘Disgraceful’ – Carl Frampton believes Persoon beat Taylor by ‘miles’

Carl Frampton believes the Police Inspector was robbed in Madison Square Garden last night.

‘The Jackal’ feels Delfine Persoon was the true victor of the massively entertaining lightweight undisputed fight and went as far as to claim the Belgian ‘won the fight by miles’.

In fact the former two-weight world champion labelled the decision ‘disgraceful’.

A number of respected pundits and fighters ringside had Katie Taylor losing an enthralling and gruesome fight, but in fairness a host of them offset their scores by claiming proceedings were so tight the result could have went either way.

Even if that wasn’t his opinion the Belfast fighter could have played safe and sang off the same hymn sheet, particularly considering  he is well acquainted with the Bray star and  such a statement may upset some Irish fans.

In that regard Frampton, who praised Taylor to a host of different media outlets in fight week, does deserve credit for saying it as how he personally saw it – and he saw it differently than the judges.

“In my opinion, the judges have got it wrong,” said Frampton.

“It is heartbreaking to see Delfine Persoon in tears. I thought she won that fight by miles and that was a disgraceful decision.”

Former heavyweight champion of the world David Haye added that “that is not the sight you want to see where someone has given everything in the gym but they do not get the decision because of the political power. Delfine Persoon is going to be heartbroken by that.”

Due to the high octane and grueling nature of the fight the undisputed champion of the world, Taylor wasn’t allowed remain in the ring for too long so her post fight interview was brief.

The undefeated pro, who was given by far the toughest test of her career in a Fight of the Year contender, felt she did enough to win pointing to the early rounds as decisive.


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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com