Carl Frampton refused to respond to Kris Hughes pre fight taunts and claims he will do his talking in the ring come January 28.
Hughes tried to suggest the Commonwealth super bantamweight champion was not worth the hype afforded to him by the Irish press and manager Barry McGuigan and predicted he would dethrone Frampton in the York Hall (see here:http://www.irish-boxing.com/2011/12/hughes-ill-prove-frampton-is-not-worth-the-hype/).
The undefeated ‘Belfast Boy’, however is keen to trade blows in the ring rather than trade verbal exchanges outside of it, but did intimate Hughes comments only serve to motivate him more.
““Hughes can say what he likes – I will just bide my time – and all the talking will be over on January 28. I will say nothing and will wait until we are in the ring on January 28. I don’t bother with all the talking beforehand. I respect Hughes as a boxer and am looking forward to meeting him in the ring. All he has done is motivated me to work even harder in the gym and I will be ready to do the business when we face each other,” Frampton told The Belfast Newsletter.
The undefeated 24 year old is becoming famed for his meticulously planned training camps and this one seems to be no different.
Indeed mentor Barry McGuigan was so impressed with the work Frampton has been putting in he encouraged him to enjoy a turkey packed Christmas day.
“Training is going very well and I will be in the shape of my life when I face Hughes.
“I have been sparring loads of southpaws and I will be ready for whatever Hughes throws at me. My weight is great and my manager Barry McGuigan told me to get stuck into my Christmas dinner.”