Molitor warns Frampton
Canadian ready to end 'The Jackal's' unbeaten record
Last Updated: September 20, 2012 5:41pm
Steve Molitor: stepped in for the injured Kiko Martinez
Steve Molitor has handed out a stark warning to Carl Frampton ahead of their Commonwealth and IBF Inter Continental super-bantamweight title fight at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports 1 HD.
"This is too soon for Frampton. He has never been in the ring with someone on my level."
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'The Canadian Kid' stepped in for the injured Kiko Martinez last month ahead of the bout billed as 'Judgement Day' in Belfast.
The 32-year-old is hoping to add to his record of 33 wins from 35 fights against his younger opponent this weekend and the southpaw has promised to put an end to Frampton's perfect 14-0 record in the Irishman's backyard.
"I'm a massive step up from Martinez," said Molitor. "He's European level and I'm world level and come fight night everyone will realise that. This is too soon for Frampton. He has never been in the ring with someone on my level.
"He is a good boxer, very aggressive, but he makes a lot of mistakes that I plan on capitalising on. The plan is to win convincingly here against a young undefeated prospect and that will put me in line for a World title."
Although Molitor praised Frampton for his willingness to take him on at this stage in his career, he was quick to remind the home favourite about his own winning record across the pond.
"Carl is a great hungry young prospect with good boxing ability and I know I will have to be at my best to be victorious," he added.
"I love fighting across the pond. I'm four for four over there and plan on retaining that perfect record.
"The people of Ireland can expect to see the same Steve Molitor that you've seen victorious the four previous times in I fought across the Atlantic.
"I'd like to thank the Belfast public and I have to tell them: don't blink; you're going to love the fireworks!"