Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton

“The Jackal”

RECORD

23 - 1 - 0

KOs

14

Weight 126 lbs (57.27 kg)

Age 30

Home Belfast, Northern Ireland, GBR 

Complete Stats

Northern Ireland's Carl Frampton has earned a reputation as one of the world's best fighters by winning championships at 122 and 126 pounds. Read Bio

Next Fight / Nov 18, 2017


Carl Frampton vs Horacio Garcia


The SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland,

Latest News

Latest
Carl Frampton and Leo Santa CruzPBC Boxing Video
Jul 24, 2017 / History, Santa Cruz vs Frampton, Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz

This Week in Boxing History: July 24-30

This week in boxing history, PBC highlights knockout wins by three heavyweight greats, a triumphant finale for a middleweight legend and a Northern Irishman earning a second world title in a thrilling featherweight matchup.

Carl Frampton and Scott QuiggPBC Boxing Video
Feb 27, 2017 / History, Frampton vs Quigg, Santa Cruz vs Martinez, Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, Kiko Martinez

This Week in Boxing History: February 27-March 5

This week in boxing history, PBC highlights two of our own champions, honors two Fights of the Year, recaps the final chapter of a four-fight rivalry and celebrates a four-division world champion.

Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton
Jan 28, 2017 / Frampton vs Santa Cruz, Leo Santa Cruz, Carl Frampton

Santa Cruz edges Frampton in rematch, reclaims 126-pound world championship

Leo Santa Cruz’s aggressive, high-volume punching style helped him win his first three world championships. He won a fourth Saturday night by turning from brawler to boxer.

Fights

Fights

Loss vs Leo Santa Cruz

Jan 28, 2017 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Carl Frampton LOSES to Leo Santa Cruz by MD in Round 12 of 12

Jul 30, 2016 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Leo Santa Cruz LOSES to Carl Frampton by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Scott Quigg

Feb 27, 2016 Manchester Arena, Manchester, England

Carl Frampton WINS against Scott Quigg by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.

Jul 18, 2015 Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

Carl Frampton WINS against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Chris Avalos 25-2-0

Feb 28, 2015 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Chris Avalos by TKO in Round 5 of 12

WIN vs Kiko Martinez 31-4-0

Sep 06, 2014 Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Kiko Martinez LOSES to Carl Frampton by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Hugo Fidel Cazares 40-7-2

Apr 04, 2014 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Hugo Fidel Cazares by KO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Jeremy Parodi 35-1-1

Oct 19, 2013 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Jeremy Parodi by KO in Round 6 of 12

WIN vs Kiko Martinez 27-3-0

Feb 09, 2013 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Kiko Martinez LOSES to Carl Frampton by TKO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Steve Molitor 34-2-0

Sep 22, 2012 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Steve Molitor by TKO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Raul Hirales 16-0-1

May 26, 2012 Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Raul Hirales by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Prosper Ankrah 18-2-0

Mar 17, 2012 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Prosper Ankrah by KO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Kris Hughes 15-1-0

Jan 28, 2012 York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Kris Hughes by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Mark Quon 11-3-1

Sep 10, 2011 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Mark Quon by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Robbie Turley 10-3-0

Jun 04, 2011 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Robbie Turley by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Oscar Chacin 13-14-1

Mar 05, 2011 Leisure Centre, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Oscar Chacin by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Gavin Reid 6-7-1

Dec 03, 2010 Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Gavin Reid by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Yuriy Voronin 27-11-2

Sep 18, 2010 Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Yuriy Voronin by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Ian Bailey 5-4-0

Jun 11, 2010 Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Ian Bailey by PTS in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Istvan Szabo 1-0-0

Mar 05, 2010 Leisure Centre, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Istvan Szabo by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Yoan Boyeaux 2-0-0

Feb 12, 2010 York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Yoan Boyeaux by PTS in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Ignac Kassai 1-5-2

Nov 06, 2009 Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Ignac Kassai by TKO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Yannis Lakrout 1-3-0

Sep 04, 2009 Eston Sports Academy, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Yannis Lakrout by PTS in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Sandor Szinavel 0-1-0

Jun 12, 2009 Olympia, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Carl Frampton WINS against Sandor Szinavel by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Stats

Carl Frampton “The Jackal”

  • WINS 23
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 14

Weight 126 lbs (57.27 kg)

Height 5'5" (1.65 m)

Reach 62" (157 cm)

  • Born

    February 21, 1987
  • Age

    30
  • Country

    United Kingdom
  • Born in

    Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Trains in

    Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    152
  • KO Percentage

    58%
  • Boxing Hero

    Barry McGuigan

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Bio

Bio

Northern Ireland's Carl Frampton has been one of the top boxers in the United Kingdom ever since his days as an amateur. After turning pro in 2009, "The Jackal” quickly climbed the ranks in the 122-pound division and won a world championship in 2014. After unifying 122-pound titles in early 2016, Frampton traveled to the United States and claimed a 126-pound world championship in a Fight of the Year candidate. Now a former two-division champion, the Belfast native has proven himself to be one of the most dynamic boxers on the planet.

Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton celebrates after his fifth-round technical knockout of Chris Avalos in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on February 28, 2015.

Belfast beginnings

The Tiger’s Bay area of Belfast was built to house the working class who labored for the massive shipbuilder Harland & Wolff—builders of the Titanic. It’s from this unpretentious neighborhood that Carl Frampton comes, through the Midland Boxing Club where he started fighting in his youth.

It started Frampton on a road that would see him rack up 114 wins against 11 losses as an amateur, culminating in Irish Amateur Boxing Association titles in two divisions and a silver medal in the 2007 European Union Amateur Boxing Championships.

Along the way, Frampton caught the eye of legendary Irish boxer Barry McGuigan, who would take over as Frampton’s manager in time to guide his charge to the professional ranks.

Carl Frampton and Raul Hirales
Carl Frampton throws a jab during his victory over Raul Hirales in Nottingham, England, on May 26, 2012.

Early success in the UK

Frampton made his pro debut in Liverpool, England, in June 2009, gaining a second-round technical knockout of Sandor Szinavel.

He was named Ireland’s Prospect of the Year at the Irish National Boxing Awards in January 2010, and later that year scored a third-round stoppage of Ukrainian veteran Yuri Voronin.

From there he went on to capture his first title, stopping Scotsman Gavin Reid in two rounds to win the Celtic championship at 122 pounds in December 2010.

Less than a year later, Frampton would topple Mark Quon of Australia in four rounds to take the Commonwealth title, establishing himself as one of the top 122-pounders in boxing.

Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez
Carl Frampton lands a right hand during his win over Kiko Martinez in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on September 6, 2014.

Becoming a world champion

“The Jackal” kept up his unbeaten pace into 2013 when he took on one of Europe's top 122-pounders, Spaniard Kiko Martinez.

It was a stone-cold war that February night in Belfast, as Martinez perforated Frampton’s eardrum during the fight. Nonetheless, Frampton battled through and stopped Martinez in the ninth round.

That set up a rematch for September 2014, and Frampton again would come out on top—this time with his first world championship as he won a unanimous decision.

Frampton successfully defended his title in Belfast in February 2015 with a fifth-round TKO of Chris Avalos. That set the stage for Frampton to make his U.S. debut.