McGuigan predicts 'explosive' Frampton win

Barry McGuigan says his protege Carl Frampton will earn an "emphatic and explosive" win in his WBC super-bantamweight title final eliminator against Mexico's Hugo Cazares in Belfast on 4 April.

Cazares, 35, is a two-time former world champion and McGuigan says that Frampton has fought 220 rounds of sparring in the build-up to the Odyssey Arena contest.

Unbeaten Frampton's fight will start a big weekend of sport in Northern Ireland with Ulster's Heineken Cup quarter-final taking place a day later at Ravenhill and his beloved Crusaders also involved in the Irish Cup semi-finals.

"Hopefully I can set the ball rolling on a great weekend," Frampton, 27, told BBC Sport.

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