Focused Frampton looks to Prosper

Belfast dynamo Carl Frampton makes the second defence of his Commonwealth super-bantamweight title tonight in Sheffield.

Frampton, the main supporting fight for the welterweight clash between Kell Brook and Matthew Hatton, has long been lauded as a future world champion by manager Barry McGuigan and faces Ghana’s Prosper Ankrah.

“We’ve been working on my head movement, making myself less easy to hit as I come forward... being a small super-bantamweight that’s very important,” said Frampton.

“I am looking to do a bit more damage up close and you could say that I could work harder at close range, but I have always felt very comfortable as a middle distance fighter, that position suits me because I can do damage and I can box when I need to.

“But I am working on little things to make me a better fighter and the sparring I am getting is bringing me on.”

Frampton admitted knowing little about Ankrah but is taking a professional approach.

“We actually had a guy on a spying mission for us, he’s a Ghanaian in London and he was over there recently and managed to get a video of the guy so I’ll be taking a quick look at that this week, but you know the stereotypical fighter from Ghana will be aggressive and will be hard so that’s what I expect.

“I’m sure from what I’m told that I won’t have to go looking for him. He has a lot to fight for, it would change his career if he could beat me.”

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