Carl Frampton wants to leave lasting legacy

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Carl Frampton was in a bullish mood at the press conference ahead of his July 18th fight with Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. in El Paso, Texas. The Belfast 122 pounder detailed his desire to become a legend of the sport and his willingness to move up in weight to secure this.

Frampton revealed that he is finding it “easier to make the weight limit” and that he could be “a career super bantamweight.” The Tiger’s Bay fighter, however, wants to move up to featherweight and even super featherweight, to secure himself a legacy as a great fighter.

On top of this, when asked about a potential bout with the pound-for-pound-rated WBO and WBA champion, Guillermo Rigondeaux – the Belfast man noted that he believes that “I’m the only man in the super bantamweight division that can beat him”

Frampton’s manager, Barry McGuigan also argued his belief that ‘The Jackal is already “one of the best Irish fighters of all time.” The Clones Cyclone also noted Frampton’s potential for further success saying that while he is “chronologically twenty eight, he is physiologically much younger.”

The quest for Frampton’s legacy continues on July 18th with his second world title defence against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. – a bout that will introduce him to a U.S. audience and, hopefully, lead to big fights in the future.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie