Frampton can rule at three weights says coach

CARL Frampton will go on to prove he is the best super bantamweight in the World before winning World titles at the two weights above claims his coach Shane McGuigan.

Frampton’s destruction of Chris Avalos in Belfast last Saturday night had some pundits suggesting he was the best 122lbs fighter out there, but most agree victory over WBO and WBA title holder Guillermo Rigondeaux will change that from a statement of opinion to fact.

One of the youngest trainers ever to train a World champ, McGuigan believes not only will his charge beat ‘Rigo’ but will knock out the Cuban sensation, before going on to win titles at feather and even super featherweight.

“He can carry that power up to featherweight and I believe he can even win a world title at super-featherweight. We’re not getting ahead of ourselves because first I want him to unify the super-bantamweight division but that’s the potential I believe he has,” McGuigan told the Belfast Telegraph.

A Rigondeaux fight doesn’t looked to be in the IBF World champions immediate plans_m a Scott Quigg clash will most likely be next- but when it does happen McGuigan believes Frampton will win via stoppage.

“I believe he knocks out Quigg and he knocks out Santa Cruz and that he beats Rigo – and those are the fights we want. It’s going to be a very exciting next 12 months and once he has unified the super-bantamweight division then we have to look at moving up to featherweight.

“He showed against Avalos that he has moved up another level.”


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