Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton

Date of Birth: 21st February 1987
Class: Featherweight
Height: 5ft 5in (165cm)
Trainer: Shane McGuigan
Career Achievements

The WBA Super World Featherweight Champion (2016)
IBF World Super-Bantamweight Champion (2014 - 2016)
EBU European Super-Bantamweight Champion (2013)
IBF Intercontinental Super-Bantamweight Champion (2012)
Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight Champion (2011 - 2012)
BBBofC Celtic Super-Bantamweight Champion (2010-2011)

Latest BoxNation Fight

30th July 2016 - MD win over Leo Santa Cruz

Northern Irishman Carl Frampton is one of British boxing's household names.

The Belfast fighter turned professional in June 2009 and has since gone from strength to strength, winning the Celtic Super-Bantamweight title in 2010 before adding the Commonwealth crown after a win against Mark Quon.

Carl Frampton backdrop

In May 2012, "The Jackal" signalled his intent to move into world title contention by fighting for and winning the IBF Intercontinental title against Raul Hirales.

Without doubt Frampton's breakthrough win came in February 2013 as he secured the European Super-Bantamweight title while defending his IBF belt against hard hitting Spaniarid Kiko Martinez.

The Belfast fighter was ruled out of his planned BoxNation debut in July 2013, but returned to the ring in October to take a stylish body shot KO over Frenchman Jeremy Parodi.

Frampton started 2014 with a stunning TKO of Hugo Cazares in a final WBC World title eliminator from a packed out Odyssey Arena.

Frampton continued a good year when he won a UD victory over Kiko Martinez and the IBF World Super Bantamweight title at a ram-jam-packed Titanic Quarter in Belfast.

World Title defences

The popular Northern Irishman followed with defences against Chris Avalos and Alejandro Gonzalez Jr, extending his record to 21-0 and lining up a massive World Title unification bout with domestic rival and WBA Super Champion, Bury's Scott Quigg.

Frampton prevailed against Quigg in a bitter grudge match that had been brewing for a few years before. Mancunian Quigg, fighting in his hometown, suffered a broken jaw in the fourth round, but manfully saw the final bell where Frampton was handed a deserved split decision win.

Moving up to bantamweight for Santa

In July 2016, Frampton made history by becoming a two-weight World Champion when he overcame Leo Santa Cruz by majority decision.