By Jonny Stapleton
Gerry Storey claims the late change of opponent will not affect Carl Frampton’s performance this Saturday.
The Irish boxing legend and Frampton’s trainer believes ‘The Jackal’ is the best prospect Irish boxing has seen
in years and as a result has the talent, focus and temperament to deal with Martinez’s late withdrawal.
The Belfast super bantamweight now faces Mark Quon for the Commonwealth championship and Holy Family boss and Laureus World Sports Award winner is predicting a home win.
“This is the fight game you have to prepared for late pull outs. We have learned that over the years it happens in boxing. Obviously he is disappointed he was preparing hard for Kiko and believed he could beat him and then it fell a part,” Storey explained.
“But another door has opened and Carl is ready to win the Commonwealth title. He is the most exciting fighter we have here for a long time. He was ready for Martinez and he is ready to win against the Australian.”