Irish boxing star Carl Frampton improved his record to 19-0 and captured the IBF super bantamweight world championship in the process when he rematched Argentine boxer Kiko Martinez and beat him by decision over twelve rounds. It was a moving moment for the Belfast native fighting in front of a packed hometown crowd and winning his first world title at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland Saturday night.
The fight was a high skilled boxing match, with the lone knockdown coming in the fifth round when Frampton dropped Martinez with a right hand. The Argentine fought hard, but it wasn’t enough to beat Frampton in his hometown.
After winning the title, Frampton puts himself in position to unify the belts against the other super bantamweight champions. On his radar are champions Guillermo Rigondeaux, Scott Quigg, and Leo Santa Cruz.
A Scott Quigg versus Carl Frampton unification fight would be the most logical match up, it would be a huge fight in England and Ireland and both champions are currently undefeated.