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Frampton & Hyland maintain unbeaten records

Updated: Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 18:49

Carlos 'The Jackal' Frampton stopped Kris Hughes in the seventh round
Carlos 'The Jackal' Frampton stopped Kris Hughes in the seventh round

Carl Frampton successfully defended his Commonwealth super-bantamweight title with an impressive seventh-round stoppage against Kris Hughes in London.

The Belfast fighter controlled the contest from the start and was never threatened by Hughes at York Hall.

Frampton floored Hughes with a powerful right hook early in the seventh and the Scotsman was deemed unfit to continue after struggling to his feet.

The win extends Frampton's unbeaten professional record to 12-0, while it was Hughes’ second defeat.

Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, Irish featherweight Patrick Hyland extended his unbeaten professional record to 25-0 with a comprehensive points victory over Emmanuel Lucero.

Hyland easily outpointed his Mexican opponent – who was defeated by Manny Pacquiao back in 2003 – 77-75 78-74 79-73 at the Resorts Casino venue.

The Atlantic City card saw the three Hyland brothers fight as Paul enjoyed a six-round bout victory over Arturo Santiago from Puerto Rico to take his record to 21-2.

However, younger brother Eddie failed to make it a clean sweep for the Tallaght family as he was outpointed by Franklin Gonzalez in a four-round contest earlier in the night.