Frampton and O’Kane win

Carl Frampton successfully defended his Commonwealth super bantamweight title with a second round knockout of Prosper Ankrah from a sweet left hook. Frampton was a class above the Ghanaian bantamweight champion and his power told as he connected with the left that ended proceedings.

Potential ring rival Scott Quigg looked on in the studio and Frampton quickly reiterated his desire to face the British champion.

“I don’t know if he wants it,” said Frampton. “He should tell his promoter if he does. I want it the next fight, whenever, any time.

“It was easy once I hit him; it just shows I’ve got the power. The first round he was a bit tricky and I could tell he was more worried about getting hit than landing his own shots. You can see the power is there, once I hit him that was it.”

Frampton entered the ring after a shock result as Merthyr Tydfil’s Kerry Hope put in the performance of a lifetime to rip the European middleweight title from Surrey-based Pole Greg Proksa. Hope’s win will certainly interest

It was the first defence of Proksa’s title but it began badly as he received a nasty cut from a head clash in the early rounds and it was a gash that he struggled to contend with as Hope began to believe he could cause the upset, and his desire and work rate saw him over the line with a mixed decision.

Eamonn O’Kane won every round of the opening contest against Wayne Reed.

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