6 March 2011 – Jonny Stapleton
Carl Frampton moved a step closer to a major title fight with another impressive performance and a comprehensive victory over Oscar Cachin in Huddersfield on Saturday night.
The Belfast 24 year old emulated Bernard Dunne destroyer Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym and eclipsed two time European champion Kiko Martinez by stopping the tough Venezuelan on the undercard of Gary Sykes and Carl Johannesons British title fight. Frampton cut Cachin late in the third stanza with a powerful right and ensured an early ending to the latest chapter of what looks like a promising career in the fourth.
The Jackel literally smelt blood and went in for the kill in round four, forcing the referee to call a halt to proceeding in a bout scheduled for six. The Celtic champion, who is widely touted as one Irelands hottest prospects, could now be in line for a shot at the vacated British or Commonwealth titles and also has 2011 European title aspirations.
I would hope this is the last fight before Carl challenges for the British or Commonwealth super-bantamweight title, mentor Barry McGuigan said. He’s ready to go right now. He can do 12 rounds flat out. He is coming to the point when it is the right time for him to fight for a major title, the Irish boxing legend added before Frampton expressed his delight at win number 9.
Everything went to plan. I happy with the result and the performance. I caught him with a few body shots and I knew I hurt him but he is a tough lad. I was hurting him that much that I think if the cut had not have happened I would have stopped him in the next round anyway.
“I will leave what is next up to Barry. He is in talks with Barry Hearn and Matchroom about where we go next. I will wait and see what they say. There are lots of big fights in the super bantemweight division now and I am confident I can beat anyone they put in front of me. I know I am ready to fight for titles.