Carl Frampton

Frampton: Overly-Nice Nonito Can’t Bluff Me

Carl Frampton Will Enjoy Boisterous Home Support Against Nonito Donaire

Carl Frampton is adamant he’s not in the slightest bit concerned by the charm offensive from rival multi-weight world champion Nonito Donaire ahead of Saturday’s clash.

Legendary Filipino Donaire (38-4-KO24) has sung, danced and coached his way into the affections of many Belfast locals but there was only one favourite at Friday’s weigh-in as ‘The Jackal’ revelled in home support.

Of the visitor’s popularity, Frampton (24-1-KO14) said: “This is my city. I own it. I’m the king of Belfast. Donaire knows it as well.

“He’s playing a clever game but I’ve done this before. He’s being overly-nice and then tomorrow night he’ll be growling and hope it surprises me – but that’s my game.

“I’m the nice guy who gets the angry head on. You can’t bluff a bluffer. I know tomorrow night, he’ll be in there hoping to take my head off.

“I’ve always had the impression Donaire is a nice guy and I still have that, but if he’s trying to wind me up then it’s simply not working.”


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