Carl Frampton has gate-crashed the much coveted Ring Magazine Pound for Pound rankings after his heroic majority decision points victory over Leo Santa Cruz.
BoxNation viewers witnessed Frampton make history and also become Britain’s fourteenth current World Champion in the process with the hard fought victory at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Unbeaten Frampton now sits pretty in tenth place in the much esteemed list alongside the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Gennady Golovkin, Andre Ward, Canelo Alvarez and more of boxing’s current superstars.
Victory for The Jackal strengthens his credentials for individual accolades and finds himself in a Fight of the Year award contender after the epic twelve round dustup with Santa Cruz.
Fans will be eagerly waiting for Frampton’s next move but first things first, the newly crowned ‘Super’ WBA World Featherweight Champion will be taking a deserved rest with the likes of Lee Selby hoping to land a unification bout upon his return.
With Frampton’s promotion into the rankings, the Channel of Champions can now proudly boast nine of the top ten fighters being screened over the last four months.
Andre Ward who currently sits in fourth spot fights Alexander Brand this Saturday night and Canelo Alvarez, lying in eighth, challenges our very own Liam Smith on September 17th both live on BoxNation.