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Carl Frampton: Nonito Donaire is still dangerous

The pair meet on April 21st.

Boxing at SSE Arena Belfast Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Carl Frampton has spoke of respect for Nonito Donaire’s punching power, but believes he will get the better the Filipino fighter when the pair meet on April 21st.

35-year-olf Donaire has admitted that the bout is make or break for him, with his career arguably at stake as the winner could potentially face Lee Selby or Josh Warrington.

Speaking to BoxNation, Frampton said:

”He’s still dangerous. He’s definitely a big puncher and it’s something I need to be cautious about"

The Filipino Flash has amassed 24 stoppages from 38 victories and clearly carries a power punch.

“I always say the last thing to go from a fighter is his punching power. But he’s been as low down as Super-Flyweight. I feel I’m the bigger man. I believe he’s a puncher but I believe I can punch equally as hard,” argued Frampton.

"The Jackal" hopes that the bout will provide perfect preparation for a dream showdown at Windsor Park.

”I don’t think there’s a better fight out there in the division. Any other day this would be a world title fight.

”It’s a must win for both of us. He’s in a similar position to me. The winner of this fight certainly goes on to fight for a world title, no doubt in my mind about it. I want to make sure that’s me,” he added.

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