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Carl Frampton beats Kiko Martinez to capture International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight title

Ulsterman claims title after pulsating 12-round battle against Spaniard in front of partisan home crowd

By By Gareth A Davies, Boxing Correspondent, Belfast
12:36AM BST 07 Sep 2014

Carl Frampton sent the partisan crowd in the sold out purpose-built arena in the Titanic District here into raptures on Saturday night by capturing the International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight title from Kiko Martinez in a thrilling, brutal encounter.

Frampton had beaten Martinez twenty months ago, stopping the Spaniard, not then a world champion, in the ninth round for the first time in his career. This time around, the Ulsterman was taken to the wire in a twelve-round war.

It was a landslide unanimous points decision – 119-108, 119-108, 118-111 on the cards – and Frampton had the proud champion on the canvas in the...

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