Frampton beats Hirales to claim title

Published Sunday, 27 May 2012
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Carl Frampton has claimed the vacant IBF Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title after a comprehensive points victory over Mexican Raul Hirales in Nottingham on Saturday.

Frampton beats Hirales to claim title
Carl Frampton celebrates victory over Raul Hirales. (© PA)

Fighting as chief support to Carl Froch's World super-middleweight title bout against Lucian Bute, the 24-year-old Belfast man had expected a tough test against fellow unbeaten fighter Hirales.

The Mexican delivered with a display of resilience that forced Frampton to go the distance.

However the result was never in any real doubt as "the Jackal" controlled the pace of the contest, picking his shots intelligently as Hirales did his best to soak up the pressure.

Although unable to take his opponent off his feet, Frampton certainly impressed the judges with all three scoring the bout heavily in his favour.

The win sees Frampton extend his perfect record to 14 fights, and paves the way for a possible European title showdown with champion Kiko Martinez.

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mel in dundonald wrote (944 days ago):
well done, get a few more fights under your belt before going for a world title fight.
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