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Carl Frampton predicts how he would fare against McCullough, Dunne, Doheny, and McGuigan

The boxing fan has a unique ability to speculate, an ability that is unmatched by any other sporting faithful and one of its favourite things to theorize over is the cross-era fight. 

Who would win between Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali? How would Floyd Mayweather fare against Sugar Ray Leonard? Who is the pound-for-pound best?

While such questions would see debates rage on social media with various opinions igniting all kinds of passionate responses, ask any fighter about a cross era fight and, Mike Tyson aside in the case of Ali, they would back themselves to win.

That was the case as Kevin Byrne put some quality Irish fighting names from the past and present to Carl Frampton whilst interviewing him for eir Sport’s new boxing magazine show, ‘The Fighter’ – the fifth episode of which went out last night.

Byrne queried Frampton as to whether or not he would be able to defeat his childhood hero Wayne McCullough, Dubliner Bernard Dunne, former manager Barry McGuigan, and reigning IBF super bantamweight world title holder TJ Dohney.

In each case the fighter noted for being humble and brutally honest sided with himself.

The two-weight champion has just signed a new promotional deal with Top Rank and is set to return to the ring in the summer as he makes a final attempt to become a four-time world champion


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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