Carl Frampton returns to the ring following a year on the sidelines. Betfair's boxing ambassador David Haye details his chances of a comeback win...
"I’m looking forward to Carl putting on a good display and showing the world why he deserves to be involved in the big fights"
Carl Frampton v Tyler McCreary
Jackal is back in business
Carl Frampton is back in the ring against unbeaten American Tyler McCreary after a year out. Frampton lives the right lifestyle between fights so he wouldn't have degenerated too much. He would have made sure he kept ticking over and fit.
Obviously, he also had a fight aborted recently which he had been in full training for so, although he hasn't boxed for a year, he has still been in training camp.
The Northern Irishman suffered that freak accident where he damaged his hand in a hotel lobby a few months back and that caused the fight with Emmanuel Dominguez to be called off just days before the first bell.
He has already been through camps, training and eating right, so we should see him in great shape this weekend. The time away shouldn't have an effect on his performance in my mind.
Frampton's pedigree to show
I expect Frampton's pedigree - his amateur pedigree and world championship pedigree - will be too much for 16-0-1 American Tyler McCreary. The local man has an outside shot, of course. We've seen some big price upsets in the ring already this year, but if I'm a betting man I'd go with what I know and what I've seen.
I've been fortunate enough to train alongside Frampton over the years and he's someone that has always impressed me. He is now approaching the veteran stage of his career where he has been world champion in the past and now wants to get another crack at a huge fight.
This will prove to be a step in the right direction for him and his team. I'm looking forward to Carl putting on a good display and showing the world why he deserves to be involved in the big fights against the top men of the division.
The current betting on the Betfair Sportsbook has Frampton as red-hot favourite. He's no better than 1/33 at present, against the 12/1 of McCreary. Moving into the method of victory market, a KO/TKO win for Frampton is priced at 6/4, with victory between rounds 9 and 10 at 17/2.