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Frampton vs Donaire: Fighters make weight in Belfast

Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire are set for Saturday.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Featherweights Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire made weight today in Belfast, setting their Saturday fight for the interim WBO title in stone.

Frampton (24-1, 14 KO) and Donaire (38-4, 24 KO) both came in under the 126-pound limit, with Frampton at 125¼ and Donaire at 125½.

The winner will be in line for a shot at full WBO titleholder Oscar Valdez, who last fought on March 10, beating Scott Quigg by decision. A fight with Valdez could easily happen by the end of this year for the winner, and would be a big and attractive option for both sides, without question.

The fight will air in the United States through Showtime, streaming the bout on their YouTube and Facebook pages, showing a simulcast of the BT Sport/BoxNation broadcast from the United Kingdom.

The stream will start live at 5:15 pm ET, and BLH will have live round-by-round coverage and the stream itself.

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