Carl Frampton could go on to become the greatest Irish boxer of all time, according to the promoter Barry McGuigan, after the young Ulsterman claimed his first world title against the relentless, teak-tough Spaniard Kiko Martínez on Belfast’s Titanic Causeway on Saturday.
Fans from around the globe share their thoughts on Roman Gonzalez’s RING flyweight title-winning stoppage of Akira Yaegashi, Juan Estrada’s dominant TKO of Giovani Segura, Carl Frampton’s IBF 122-pound title winning decision over Kiko Martinez, mythical matchups, and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Carl Frampton claimed the IBF junior featherweight title from Kiko Martinez in front of a partisan home crowd on Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The victory sets up anticipated matches against Scott Quigg, WBC beltholder Leo Santa Cruz and RING champ Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Carl Frampton lived up to much of his promise and popularity by outclassing Kiko Martinez en route to a unanimous decision victory in front of 16,000 hometown fans on Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Frampton earned the IBF 122-pound title with the rematch win.
Carl Frampton outboxed former foe Kiko Martinez en route to a unanimous decision victory in front of 16,000 hometown fans in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday. Frampton, who won by scores of 119-108 (twice) and 118-111, earned the IBF junior featherweight title with his classy performance.
Shane McGuigan, trainer of Carl Frampton, is taking no chances in what he predicts will be a ‘very, very tough fight’ against Kiko Martinez in Belfast today. He enlisted the help of a bio-scientist to help the undefeated Irish star prepare for the rematch.
A confident Carl Frampton enters his anticipated rematch with IBF 122-pound titleholder Kiko Martinez on Saturday in his native Belfast. Frampton, who won their first bout by ninth-round TKO, believes he deserves to be the odds favorite and is destined to face RING champ Guillermo Rigondeaux and UK rival Scott Quigg.
Having lost their first meeting last year, IBF junior featherweight titlist Kiko Martinez wants to prove he’s the better fighter over Carl Frampton on Sept. 6.
British junior featherweight Scott Quigg is calling out WBC titleholder Leo Santa Cruz. Quigg’s UK rival Carl Frampton was Santa Cruz’s No. 1 challenger but Frampton will face IBF titleholder Kiko Martinez on Sept. 6. Quigg told RingTV.com: “This is the one I’ve always wanted and I’m 100 percent convinced that I’ll beat him.”
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us a glimpse of whom will serve as ringside judges and third man for this Saturday’s bout between middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the lowdown on IBF junior featherweight titlist Kiko Martinez’s upcoming rematch against Ireland’s Carl Frampton.
No less than 18 RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weeks, including RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and two young welterweight standouts, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter, who advanced in the 147-pound rankings.
Japan hosts two world title doubleheaders in April. On April 6, RING flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi and WBC 108-pound titleholder Adrian Hernanez co-headline; and on April 23, WBC bantamweight king Shinsuke Yamanaka and IBF 122-pound boss Kiko Martinez share the bill.
Last week was a slow one for worldwide boxing action, but there was one major development in THE RING’s division ratings. Due to testing positive for a banned substance following his unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Rios has been dropped from the junior welterweight rankings.