|Real name||Carl Frampton|
|Nickname(s)||The Jackal, Brick Fists|
|Rated at||Super bantamweight|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
February 21, 1987 |
Tiger's Bay, Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Wins by KO||12|
|European Union Amateur Boxing Championships|
Carl Frampton (born 21 February 1987 in Belfast) is a professional boxer from the Tiger's Bay area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, who fights in the super bantamweight division and is managed by Barry McGuigan. He is the current holder of the Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight championship.
As an amateur, Frampton fought out of the Midland Boxing Club in Tiger's Bay and won the Irish senior flyweight title in 2005 and added the Irish featherweight title in 2009, beating David Oliver Joyce in the final.
He also claimed a silver medal at the 2007 European Union Amateur Boxing Championships in Dublin, losing to France's Khedafi Djelkhir in the final. Frampton is one of Ireland's most successful amateur boxers of recent years, winning over 100 of his fights and losing only 8 times.
Frampton turned professional after his victory in the 2009 Irish featherweight finals. He is trained by London-based coach Shane McGuigan and, in June 2009, fought his first professional fight at the Olympia, Liverpool, in England and beat Sandor Szinavel with a second-round knock-out on a card that included Grzegorz Proksa and Ajose Olusegan. In January 2010, he was named Ireland's Prospect of the Year at the Irish National Boxing Awards. In September 2010 he recorded an "electrifying" win over the Ukrainian Yuri Voronin in front of an Ulster Hall crowd which included Daniel Day-Lewis. The win led the Belfast Telegraph to liken him to a "reincarnation" of Barry McGuigan. Two months later he won his first professional title, the Celtic title, with a second-round TKO win over Scottish boxer Gavin Reid in the Ulster Hall. Following his victory, Frampton described the super-bantamweight divisiona as being "super-hot" and named Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe as potential opponents. He then went on to get a fourth-round TKO win over Venezuelan Oscar Chacin, and fought his first defence of his BBBofC Celtic super-bantamweight title against Welshman Robbie Turley on June 4 winning by 10 round UD.
Carl fought Australian Mark Quon as a replacement for Kiko Martinez on 10 September for the Commonwealth super-bantamweight title at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast winning by a fourth-round TKO stoppage. On 28 January 2012, he successfully defended his Commonwealth title against Kris Hughes in the York Hall, with the fight having to be stopped in the seventh round. According to the BBC, Frampton controlled the contest from the start and was never threatened by his opponent. On 17 March Frampton once again defended his title against Ghana's Prosper Ankrah and won by a second-round TKO stoppage. After his victory Frampton challenged the British Champion Scott Quigg saying that "I don't know if he wants it but, if he does, he should tell his promoter".
Frampton then beat fellow unbeaten contender Raúl Hirales, Jr. (previously 16-0, 8 KO's) of Mexico by a unanimous decision and won the vacant IBF Inter-continental super-bantamweight title on the undercard of Carl Froch vs. Lucian Bute in Nottingham, UK. The fight took place on 26 May 2012.
On 22 September 2012, Frampton took on former two-time world champion Steve Molitor. The fight took place in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on a card that included Martin Lindsay and Paul McCloskey. Frampton scored an impressive sixth-round TKO and had the former champion on the canvas three times during the bout. After the fight, Frampton announced that he was willing to "fight anyone" and that he was "ready for a world title fight".
On February 9, 2013, Carl Frampton faced hard-punching Spaniard Kiko Martinez in front of 8,000 of his home fans in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Martinez, a former European Champion, had previously knocked out Bernard Dunne in 86 seconds and had never been knocked down. Frampton won by TKO in Round 9 winning the European Super-bantamweight title, flooring Martinez with a right hand which put him out for the count. In March 2013 the IBF Super-Bantamweight champion Jonathan Romero indicated that he would be willing to fight Frampton in Belfast "if the money is right".
On October 19, 2013, Carl Frampton defended his E.B.U and IBF Inter - Continental titles in an IBF World Title Eliminator against IBF #4 ranked Jeremy Parodi (35-1-1). The fight took place in front of a maximum capacity 9,000 fans at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. Frampton put on a fantastic performance in a one sided contest before knocking Parodi out with a body shot at the end of the sixth round. Carl Frampton moves to 17 (12) - 0.
Frampton is now ranked: IBF #2, WBC #2 and Ring Magazine #1 contender.
Professional boxing record
|17 Wins (12 Knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|N/A||N/A||Hugo Cázares||N/A||- (12)||2014-04-04||Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland||WBC Super-Bantamweight title final eliminator.|
|Win||17-0||Jeremy Parodi||KO||6 (12)||2013-10-19||Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Retained EBU and IBF Inter-Continental Super-Bantamweight titles.|
|Win||16-0||Kiko Martinez||TKO||9 (12)||2013-02-09||Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Retained EBU and IBF Inter-Continental Super-Bantamweight titles.|
|Win||15-0||Steve Molitor||TKO||6 (12)||2012-09-22||Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Retained Commonwealth (British Empire) Super-Bantamweight title.|
|Win||14-0||Raúl Hirales, Jr.||UD||12||2012-05-26||Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham||Won IBF Inter-Continental Super-Bantamweight title.|
|Win||13-0||Prosper Ankrah||KO||2 (12)||2012-03-27||Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire||Retained Commonwealth (British Empire) Super-Bantamweight title.|
|Win||12-0||Kris Hughes||TKO||7 (12)||2012-01-28||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London||Retained Commonwealth (British Empire) Super-Bantamweight title.|
|Win||11-0||Mark Quon||TKO||4 (12)||2011-09-10||Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Won Commonwealth (British Empire) Super-Bantamweight title.|
|Win||10-0||Robbie Turley||UD||10||2011-06-04||Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales||Retained BBBofC Celtic Super-Bantamweight title.|
|Win||9-0||Oscar Chacin||TKO||4 (6)||2011-03-05||Leisure Centre, Huddersfield, Yorkshire|
|Win||8-0||Gavin Reid||TKO||2 (10)||2010-12-03||Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Won vacant BBBofC Celtic Super-Bantamweight title.|
|Win||7-0||Yuri Voronin||TKO||3 (8)||2010-09-18||Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||6-0||Ian Bailey||UD||6||2010-06-11||King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||5-0||Istvan Szabo||TKO||1 (6)||2010-03-05||Leisure Centre, Huddersfield, Yorkshire|
|Win||4-0||Yoan Boyeaux||UD||4||2010-02-12||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||3-0||Ignac Kassai||TKO||3 (4)||2009-11-06||Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt, Northern Ireland|
|Win||2-0||Yannis Lakrout||UD||4||2009-09-04||Eston Sports Academy, Teesville, Middlesbrough|
|Win||1-0||Sandor Szinavel||TKO||2 (4), 2:03||2009-06-12||Olympia, Liverpool, Merseyside||Professional debut|
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