Belfast’s Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] is to be given an honorary degree from the city’s top university.
Queen’s University have announced that the two-weight world champion will be awarded an honorary degree from the college for his distinction in sport, and is one of 15 figures to be given the scroll this year.
The honour comes following a 2016 where Frampton [23(1)-0] unified his IBF super bantamweight belt with WBA portion of the crown following a grudge math with Scott Quigg, before moving up to featherweight to defeat Leo Santa Cruz and win the 126lbs WBA title.
The other 14 people to be honoured are:
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS, DMed for distinction in medicine
Professor Mary Daly, DLit for distinction in humanities
Professor Sir John Pethica FRS, DSc for services to science
Professor Lesley Yellowlees, DSc for services to science
Professor Sylvia Walby OBE, DSSc for distinction in sociology
John Agnew CBE, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce
John Rainey MBE, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce
Stephen J. Luczo, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce
Joe Sloan, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce
Bethany Firth MBE, DUni for distinction in sport
Sir Malcolm McKibbin, LLD for distinction in public service
Loretta Brennan Glucksman, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce
Emma Donoghue, DLit for distinction in the arts and literature
Fatou Bensouda, LLD for distinction in public service and law