Frampton has a dream for 2017

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Carl Frampton [23(14)-0] ensured 2016 was not just a sensational year for himself, but one of the biggest years for Irish boxing.

‘The Jackal’ brought an army of followers to Manchester and beat Scott Quigg on a massive pay per view Sky show, before breaking America and becoming Ireland’s second ever two-weight World champion with victory over the previously unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz.

Not bad, but he believes 2017 can even be better.

“2017 has the potential to be even bigger than 2016,” Frampton told IFL TV before outlining his plans for the year.

The football mad featherweight is dreaming of a fight date in Windsor Park, and believes that his calendar may facilitate this.

Frampton, who turns 30 in February, described how “I am fighting early in the year and I am hoping to get three fights in. I would love to fight at Windsor Park in the Summer and then somewhere else at the end of the year.”

“If I manged to fight at Windsor Park in the Summer and retain a World title there I could retire at the end of my career a very very happy man.”

Frampton wants to be remembered in the sport and reiterated his ‘big fights only’ mantra. The Tigers Bay superstar explained how “I need to beat this guy [Santa Cruz] again and then maybe unify against Gary Russell or Lee Selby. Me and my team are on the same wavelength every fight from here on in has to be a big name.”

“My first defence was Chris Avalos, he was a decent name, but he was the mandatory challenger I don’t want to be fighting guys like that anymore because people don’t really know who they are. I want names, belts, legacy, and dough!”

“That’s that from here on in. I have probably three years left.”

Watch Carl Frampton’s interview with IFL TV in full below:


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