The undefeated two-weight World champion cemented his legacy as an all-time Irish great with victory over previously the undefeated three-weight World champion Leo Santa Cruz back in July.
To achieve the majority-decision points win in the New York-hosted Fight of the Year contender ‘The Jackal’ claims he had to produce his best ever display.
However, the reigning WBA featherweight champion believes he can get better, and will improve on his July display when he meets Santa Cruz in Las Vegas on January 28th.
Frampton described how “the first fight was probably the best performance of my career, but there is more to come from me and I think I will knock him out.”
“It will be a tough fight but I believe I will beat him again, and I think I will knock him out this time. If I do a few things a little bit differently I believe I can get him out of there.”
2016 was a special year for Frampton. He defeated arch-enemy Scott Quigg in a big-money pay-per-view unification with relative ease in February, before breaking America and establishing himself as a big name worldwide with victory in New York in July – but he is now ready for the next chapter of what looks set to be one of the greatest Irish boxing stories ever told.
‘The Jackal’ admitted that “this year has been a big year for me as I had the Scott Quigg fight. It was a good win for me but the fight wasn’t great. I brought loads of people to Manchester for that night and it is an atmosphere I will always remember.”
“New York was special. To beat a three weight world champion was huge for me and it is something I will always remember for the rest of my days.”