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Carl Frampton’s top 10 victories

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The 10 best wins of Carl Frampton's career
  1. LEO SANTA CRUZ (MD 12 – JUL 2016)
    Although he lost his rematch with Santa Cruz the following year, Frampton was victorious in their initial fight, which at that point was a clash of unbeatens. The win saw the Belfast boxer claim the WBA featherweight title and become a two-division world champion.
  2. SCOTT QUIGG (SD 12 – FEB 2016)
    In a highly anticipated unification bout between two undefeated super-bantamweight rivals, Frampton got the better of Quigg and added the WBA belt to his IBF title with a composed performance.
  3. NONITO DONAIRE (UD 12 – APR 2018)
    The decorated Donaire engaged in a top-quality tussle with Frampton at featherweight. Donaire’s impressive showings since this loss have made the victory look even better for Frampton.
  4. KIKO MARTINEZ (UD 12 – SEP 2014)
    On a memorable night at the Titanic Quarter in the Northern Irish capital, Frampton tamed the tenacious Martinez with an assured display and secured the IBF super-bantam strap – his maiden world championship.
  5. KIKO MARTINEZ (RSF 9 – FEB 2013)
    Prior to taking the IBF super-bantamweight title from Martinez, Frampton ripped the European 122lb belt from the Spaniard’s grasp. The defeat marked the first time Martinez had ever been beaten inside schedule.
  6. HUGO CAZARES (KO 2 – APR 2014)
    In his final contest before stepping up to world title level, Frampton made short work of the seasoned Cazares at super-bantam. It turned out to be the former two-weight world ruler’s penultimate appearance.
  7. STEVE MOLITOR (RSF 6 – SEP 2012)
    Molitor’s second reign as the IBF super-bantamweight boss had only ended the previous year, but the comparatively inexperienced Frampton retained his Commonwealth super-bantam crown in style.
  8. CHRIS AVALOS (RSF 5 – FEB 2015)
    Avalos was on a good run of form when he challenged Frampton for the IBF super-bantamweight title, yet the Californian was dispatched with ease.
  9. JEREMY PARODI (KO 6 – OCT 2013)
    Frampton is the only man to have prevailed inside the distance against the tough and experienced Parodi. With the win, Frampton maintained his status as the European super-bantam king.
  10. LUKE JACKSON (RSF 9 – AUG 2018)
    An Olympian from the 2012 Games, Jackson had his perfect record shattered by Frampton in their open-air featherweight collision at Windsor Park in Belfast.

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