Carl Froch saw Carl Frampton control fight in split decision win over Scott Quigg
Last Updated: 28/02/16 9:27pm
Carl Froch is not worried about the scores that were read out, because he always felt Carl Frampton was ready to move up a gear against Scott Quigg...
Forget the scoring, Carl Frampton was pretty comfortable cruising to a win on what was a massive, massive night for him.
It was a shame things didn't really get going until the last third of the fight but before that if anyone was trying to initiate something, it was always Frampton.
He looked like he knew what he was doing and where he was at all night long, and he just seemed ready to step on the gas if he had to.
He did seem to tire in the ninth, 10th and 11th but when we expected Quigg to really come out firing in the 12th, Frampton still took control from the start of the round.
It's easy to say but I know plenty of people picked Frampton before the fight and as good as Quigg is, we saw why.
That final round was a classic example of just what Frampton has in his locker. He is a clever fighter and has such a natural talent that it was obvious he was going to be given the decision.
Yes, the rounds were close. Yes, it went to a split decision and yes, when I counted up my scores it was a draw, but I think most people in the Manchester Arena had Frampton winning.
I am clearly not biased, even though I am a big Barry McGuigan fan and he's a friend of mine. Scott Quigg did really well - especially in the later stages - but even when I added up my card and it came out as a draw, it was irrelevant. I always had Frampton composed, calm and ahead.
Once or twice he got caught up in an exchange, especially in those last three rounds. It's easy to say but I know plenty of people picked Frampton before the fight and as good as Quigg is, we saw why.
The one thing that surprised me was neither of them really got going until the second half, because in a title fight like that, with so much at stake, there's usually a time when the action steps up a level and shows how important victory is to both fighters.
It just happened far too late to suggest a rematch is needed and there certainly wasn't any controversy about the outcome.