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Carl Frampton is new Super Bantamweight Champion

Northern Irishman Carl Frampton has snatched the world super bantamweight title, International Boxing Federation (IBF) version from Spanish Kiko Martínez.
Before a crowd of 16,000 enthusiastic fans in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, the Alicante fighter could not carry out the third defense of his world title against a rival who has taken the measure.
Frampton already won, on February 9, 2013 and also in Belfast, Martinez and then snatched the European title by knocking him out in the ninth round. Since then, he has maintained his record of zero losses with already 19 professional fights (13 won by ko).
On this occasion, the Northern Irishman beat the Alicante boxer on points, the only Spaniard who held the world title in his possession, which he won a year ago in New Jersey, where he beat the Colombian Jonathan Romero. He then defended the crown in Elche against the South African Jeffrey Mathebula and in April against the Japanese Hozumi Hasegawa in Osaka.
The decision of the judges was unanimous in favor of Frampton (two of them gave a result of 119-108 and the other 118-111), who after an even and tactical start of combat took the initiative in the points and even sent to the canvas in the fifth round to Martinez, who could never find the distance to really hurt the home fighter, although he tried at all times to counter the tactic of the Belfast boxer.
Frampton, who even celebrated the title by carrying his daughter in his arms, thanked the support of his team’s fans and assured that Martínez was one of the fighters he has always respected the most.

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