Frampton and Quigg exchange words in ring after…
Carl Frampton successfully defended his IBF super-bantamweight world title in Belfast on Saturday night with a comprehensive win over Chris Avalos.
The 28-year-old promised his fans and viewers on ITV that not only would he win, but he would also be looking to put on a show and he didn’t disappoint at the Odyssey Arena.
Frampton had Avalos in trouble from the first round as he used his jab to good effect despite giving up a significant reach advantage to his opponent.
After landing some hard right hands, it was clear that Avalos was slowing and he was almost made to pay for a lapse in concentration when he appeared to injure his right shoulder in the second round but failed to protect himself as referee Howard Foster hadn’t called for a timeout.
Frampton went into full assault mode thereafter and continued to land his shots before Foster was forced to step in and stop the fight in the fifth round.
Having thanked the fans for the support, rival Scott Quigg was then invited into the ring and described the performance as “good”, while the pair then insisted that they wanted to get their showdown sorted next for the summer.
Negotiations have continued between the two parties for some time and while it seemed as though the fighters were both ready to make it happen, Barry McGuigan and Eddie Hearn will need to come to an agreement over a venue and purse split before their men step in the ring to face off.