Moore predicts tough fight for ‘elite’ Frampton

Carl Frampton is not just world level he is an elite fighter, but he will still have to earn his victory over Josh Warrington warns coach Jamie Moore.

Moore, who replaced Shane McGuigan as Frampton’s trainer late last year, revealed ‘The Jackal’ is such a natural his job is made easy.

The former Irish, British and European champ is confident the Belfast fighter is a class above the IBF featherweight world title holder, but is aware the champion still has the tools make December 22 a difficult night for his charge.

Moore suggests talent alone won’t see Frampton past Warrington and predicts the fight could come down to the right game plan.

“Carl does things that come natural like footwork and anticipation. There is a difference between elite and world class fighters. Carl is elite,” Moore explained in the second of the three press conferences scheduled for this week.

“I wouldn’t want to change him in a big way because he was already phenomenal. It is more about decision making and setting tactics. This fight will come down to tactics.”

An elite fighter and a good game plan should be enough to win most fights, but the coach who has also been working with Conrad Cummings and Stephen Ward hints Frampton will have to work hard against the pressure fighter.

Moore is adamant buckling the belt from around the waist of Warrington can’t be done without breaking a sweat.

“I know nobody will beat Josh without being in a very tough fight, but I feel I have a very talented fighter in Carl.

“Josh proved how good he was against Lee Selby and he is more than a pressure fighter. His work-rate will give anybody problems.”


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