Belfast title fight possible - Frampton

Published Monday, 07 April 2014
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Belfast boxer Carl Frampton has told UTV a WBC super-bantamweight world title fight in Belfast could be a real possibility.

Belfast title fight possible - Frampton
Carl Frampton spoke to UTV Live after Friday's victory. (© UTV)

The Jackal defeated Mexican Hugo Cazáres with ease in a title eliminator in the Odyssey on Friday night.

The win means the Tiger's Bay fighter is next in line for a shot at the title against the current belt holder Santa Cruz.

That fight is likely, with television demands, to be held in America - however, speaking to UTV, Frampton said a Belfast bout was not out of the question.

He said: "People have ruled it out, but what's important is that Golden Boy [the promoters] haven't.

"American television has seen the atmosphere here and they are interested, so I wouldn't rule it out. But if I have to travel to the states, then so be it."

The 27-year-old said he expected negotiations to begin this week and continue for a couple of weeks.

Frampton - who sensationally felled his 36-year-old opponent in the second round of Friday's fight with a massive left hook - also praised the 9,000 strong crowd in the Odyssey for their support.

He added: "It felt like 30,000, it really is a carnival atmosphere beforehand and it will just get bigger and better and I can't wait to see it for a world title fight."

© UTV News
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well done in ards wrote (165 days ago):
well done carl, keep it up and you will be world champion? we live In a small country yet look who we have produced, best, Jennings, mcilroy, Dunlop just to name a few of our sporting people.
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