Frampton eyes Seaview world title fight

Published Monday, 21 October 2013
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Belfast boxer Carl Frampton has said he's hopeful his next fight will be for a world title, with Seaview - the home of his favourite football club, Crusaders - and the Ravenhill rugby grounds among the possible venues.

Frampton eyes Seaview world title fight
Carl Frampton celebrates after defeating French boxer Jeremy Parodi (© Pacemaker)

The 26-year-old was speaking to UTV after impressively beating Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena over the weekend to retain his European super-bantamweight title.

Now the Jackal has turned his attention to his next fight.

He said: "The next fight, they're going to start looking about that pretty soon, hopefully it's going to be for a world title.

"I'm 90% sure that's the case.

"Obviously outdoors in February in Belfast isn't ideal so I'd have to rule Ravenhill or Seaview out for that but in the summertime any of the two venues would be amazing, we'd fill it out and defending a world title in Belfast would be unbelievable."

Frampton dominated the world title eliminator from the off on Saturday night before delivering a brutal body shot in the sixth round, with Parodi dropping to his knees before being counted out.

"I was very confident going into the fight but I always am going into every fight, I believe now I am one of the best super-bantam weights in the world," explained Frampton.

"I am just hoping that other people are starting to believe that as well."

Frampton's next big match is this weekend when he will be getting married to Christine on Sunday - and he said there are no nerves or butterflies.

"Not yet," he said. "I thought after the fight I may have woken up with a few butterflies but no I am excited, I think she is probably more nervous but I am okay.

"I am marrying a good one you see, so it's okay."

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Big Mickey in Belfast wrote (279 days ago):
A real gentalman uniting both sides. Congrats to you & the future misses, God bless.
Sydney AUSTRALIA in Sydney AUSTRALIA wrote (279 days ago):
Good luck carl to you and your future wife. Cheers from down under what a great champ you are. Malachy mc mally (. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ) ??????????
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