56 Facts About Carl Frampton


Carl Frampton was born on 21 February 1987 and is a former professional boxer from Northern Ireland who competed from 2009 to 2021.


Carl Frampton held world championships in two weight classes, including the WBA and IBF super-bantamweight titles between 2014 and 2016, and the WBA featherweight title from 2016 to 2017.


Carl Frampton held the WBO interim featherweight title in 2018.


In December 2019, Carl Frampton was ranked as the world's fourth-best active super-featherweight by BoxRec and fifth-best active featherweight by The Ring.


Carl Frampton retired after losing in his WBO junior-lightweight title fight against Jamel Herring.


Carl Frampton claimed a silver medal at the 2007 European Union Amateur Boxing Championships in Dublin, losing to France's Khedafi Djelkhir in the final.


Carl Frampton is one of Ireland's most successful amateur boxers of recent years, winning 114 of his fights and losing only 11 times.

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Carl Frampton turned professional after his victory in the 2009 Irish featherweight finals.


On 17 March 2012, Carl Frampton defended his title against Ghana's Prosper Ankrah and won by a second-round TKO stoppage.


On 22 September 2012, Carl Frampton took on former two-time world champion Steve Molitor.


Carl Frampton scored an impressive sixth-round TKO and had the former champion on the canvas three times during the bout.


On 9 February 2013, Carl Frampton faced hard-punching Spaniard Kiko Martinez in front of 8,000 of his home fans in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.


Carl Frampton won by TKO in Round 9, winning the European super-bantamweight title and retaining the IBF Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title.


On 19 October 2013, Carl Frampton defended his EBU and IBF Inter-Continental titles in an IBF title eliminator against IBF fourth-ranked Jeremy Parodi.


Carl Frampton knocked Parodi out with a body shot at the end of the sixth round.


On 4 April 2014 Carl Frampton faced the Mexican Hugo Cazares at the Odyssey Arena in a final eliminator for Leo Santa Cruz's WBC super-bantamweight title.


In front of a sold-out crowd of 9,000 Carl Frampton knocked out Cazares in the second round, with a left hook to the head.


Carl Frampton challenged for his first world title on 6 September 2014 in a rematch against Kiko Martinez.


Carl Frampton was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to boxing.


In December 2014, it was announced that Carl Frampton would make his first defence of his title on 28 February 2015 against American Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Carl Frampton defended his world title against Avalos in a one-sided, fifth-round knockout, where referee Foster waved off the contest at 1 minute, 33 seconds.


Carl Frampton shook off the knockdowns, came back strong and rolled to a decisive unanimous decision in a highly entertaining fight that headlined the Premier Boxing Champions card on CBS.


On 27 February 2016, Carl Frampton fought his long-awaited opponent, undefeated WBA super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg in front of a sell-out crowd in Manchester.


Carl Frampton was in full control of the first half of the fight, during which Quigg simply could not find his range, however Quigg finally came alive down the stretch as the contest turned into a desperate tussle, but Carl Frampton gave as good as he got.


In March 2016, several press releases announced that Carl Frampton did not intend to face Guilerrmo Rigondeaux in his next bout.

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On 11 March 2016 the WBA wrote to Carl Frampton inquiring whether the press releases were accurate and requested he confirm his intentions on or before 18 March 2016.


Carl Frampton moved up a weight class to fight undefeated Mexican Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title at the Barclays Centre in New York City on 30 July 2016.


Carl Frampton had a higher accuracy rate, despite both fighters landing equal numbers of punches.


Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton immediately discussed interest in a third fight, possibly in Belfast.


Carl Frampton earned a purse of $1 million compared to $900,000 that Santa Cruz received.


Carl Frampton only landed 133 of his 592 punches thrown whereas Santa Cruz landed 230 of his 884 thrown.


On 14 May 2017, Carl Frampton was ranked number two by the WBA at super featherweight, which indicated to many that he might be moving up to become a three-weight world champion.


Cyclone Promotions confirmed that Carl Frampton would fight 23-year-old Mexican boxer Andres Gutierrez at the SSE Arena in Belfast in a WBC eliminator.


Carl Frampton apologised to his fans for the turn of events.


The news came after reports circulated that Carl Frampton would be parting ways with long-time promoter Cyclone Promotions.


Carl Frampton officially announced the split with Cyclone Promotions on 22 August 2017.


At the official press conference of the promotional announcement, it was announced that Carl Frampton would fight an unnamed opponent on 18 November 2017 in Belfast at the SSE Arena.


In round 7, Carl Frampton was dropped after Garcia landed a left hook.


Carl Frampton put on a defensive performance and beat Donaire in a unanimous decision, becoming the WBO interim featherweight champion.


Carl Frampton fought well to get a strong lead and after the sixth round started to fight on the backfoot.


On 1 May 2018, promoter Frank Warren announced that Windsor Park in Belfast had been booked for Carl Frampton's next fight on 18 August.


Carl Frampton stated it would not be a world title fight.


Carl Frampton had to lose his shorts to make the featherweight limit of 126 pounds.


In front of 24,000 fans, Carl Frampton dominated Jackson in stopping him in round 9 after his corner threw in the towel.


Carl Frampton controlled the fight from the start and eventually put Jackson down with a body shot late in round 8.

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Warrington weighed 125.6 pounds and Carl Frampton came in slightly heavier at 125.9 pounds, both successfully making the featherweight limit.


Carl Frampton's first fight following the loss to Warrington was scheduled for 10 August 2019, against Emmanuel Dominguez.


However, Carl Frampton was forced to withdraw from the fight after a large concrete ornament accidentally struck his left hand, fracturing his metacarpal.


Carl Frampton came out as the aggressor from the opening bell, forcing McCreary on the defensive.


Carl Frampton again beat the referee's count to see out the remainder of the fight on his feet.


Carl Frampton's next fight was scheduled to take place in Belfast on 13 June 2020, against WBO champion Jamel Herring.


Carl Frampton's stay-busy fight was scheduled for 15 August 2020, against Armenian opponent Vahram Vardanyan at the York Hall.


Carl Frampton dropped his much bigger opponent to the canvas with a left hook to the body in round six.


Carl Frampton was knocked down for a second time in the sixth round, this time from a left uppercut.


Carl Frampton had no national anthem played at his fights, he took up dual Irish-British citizenship which allowed him to fight for British Domestic titles, and he married a Protestant woman, all of which had huge significance at the time.


Carl Frampton too has married a Catholic woman despite being Protestant, and he too has a large following of die-hard fans from both Catholic and Protestant backgrounds who attend his fights in large numbers.