The United Kingdom’s rising superstar Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KO’s) continued his rise to fame Saturday night in Belfast has he captured the IBF super bantamweight title by once again defeating Spain’s Kiko Martinez (31-5, 23 KO’s). Frampton won a hard fought unanimous decision victory that tallied scores of 118-111, 119-108, and 119-108.
Frampton was too much for the tough Martinez from the opening bell as he counter punched his way through the fight, landing hard right hands on Martinez almost at will. Frampton was able to outbox Martinez round after round making sure that Martinez’s continues pressure could never get the better of him. After the fight, Frampton said that Scott Quigg was the fight that he wanted next, and his manager said they were also open to face WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz.