Carl Frampton dominates Tyler McCreary and eyes Jamel Herring’s title!
Former Super Bantamweight and Featherweight world champion Carl Frampton (27-2 15 KO’s) used his experience and guile to outpoint the green but undefeated challenger Tyler McCreary (16-1-1, 7 KO’s) by unanimous decision at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The final scorecards read 100-88 on all three!
Going into this fight, it was intriguing to see how McCreary would react to the experience of the former two division champion. The 26 year old had never fought anyone remotely close to the prestige of Frampton and he would need to show raw, high-level talent to overcome the experience gap.
Not only was he unable to do this, but he wasn’t even competitive in this fight.
The jab is arguably the best weapon for the 32-year-old from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He used that punch to walk down and take control during the first four rounds. He also mad sure to land power shots to the body on his opponent for good measure.
McCreary has a reputation of having no inside game and freezing when in close. As the fight carried on, the Ohio native started to feel uncomfortable as Frampton applied more and more pressure.
Frampton’s investment in the body paid off in round six as he put his opponent down on one knee by way of a left hook to the ribs. Although he was the shorter fighter with an eight-inch reach disadvantage, the Irishman was having his way from the outside as well.
Savage bodywork paid off once again as McCreary went down for a second time in the fight courtesy of a beautiful double left hook to the liver in round nine. By this time, if the corner wanted to call the fight, there would be no argument from anyone. However since McCreary was lucid and didn’t look completely damaged, they let the kid finish the fight.
Fortunately for him, Frampton didn’t flip the “kill switch” as he cruised in the last round, satisfied to get the decision.
It is anticipated that the two division champ’s next fight will come against WBO Super Featherweight champion Jamel Herring in the Spring of 2020. When asked about the possibility of that match-up in the post-fight interview, the fighter known as “The Jackal” said he would relish the opportunity, be it in his hometown of Belfast or in the United States.
Meanwhile on social media, Herring claimed he would “need some of that Belfast action immediately!”
Let’s see what happens!
By: Michael Wilson Jr.