Carl Frampton Vs. Darren Traynor Results
The Irish will be taking over ESPN’s programming today, as Carl Frampton and Michal Conlan will be returning to action. On the line could be a shot at gold and glory.
Taking place inside the BT Sport Studio in London, Framptom will be taking on Darren Traynor. His initial opponent, Vahram Vardanyan, had to back out due to visa issues. The co-main event will see Conlan take on Sofiane Takoucht.
Frampton (27-2) last fought in November, beating Tyler McCreary via unanimous decision. It was a rebound following a loss against Josh Warrington. The former IBF and WBA Super-Bantamweight and interim WBO Featherweight Champion may end up facing off against Jamel Herring sometime in November if he wins.
Traynor (16-3) is 2-2 in his last four fights. His last bout was in February, beating Des Newton via points decision. It was his first fight back in action since 2018. Making his debut in 2011, Traynor is a former WBA International Super-Featherweight Title contender.
Conlan (13-0) made his professional debut in 2017. A bronze medalist in the 2012 Olympics, Conlan beat Jason Cunningham in 2018 for the WBO Inter-Continental Featherweight Title. He has defended it three times, most recently in December. Inside Madison Square Garden, Conlan avenged his Olympic loss against Vladimir Nikitin by beating him via unanimous decision.
Conlan was supposed to fight in March against Miguel Marriaga. Due to the coronavirus reaching the United States, his fight was postponed.
Takoucht (35-4-1) lost his last bout against Warrington for the IBF Featherweight Title in October. The TKO-loss ended an eight-fight win streak dating back to 2014.
FIGHT SPORTS will be providing coverage for Frampton v. Traynor and Conlan v. Takoucht!
Main Card (ESPN, 4 p.m. ET)
Carl Frampton def. Darren Traynor via TKO (seventh round)
Michael Conlan def. Sofiane Takoucht via TKO (1:54 into round ten)
Prelims (ESPN+, 2:30 p.m. ET)
Archie Sharp def. Jeff Ofori via decision (96-95)
Troy Williamson def. Harry Scarff via unanimous decision (96-95, 96-95, 97-94)
Paddy Donovan def. Des Newton via TKO (1:31 into round one)