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Carl Frampton: I'm only starting

By David Kelly

Published 22/10/2013

Carl Frampton world title eliminator against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast
Carl Frampton world title eliminator against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast

Carl Frampton has sent out a stark warning to every super-bantamweight in the world: "The best is still to come."

The European champion has been choking on the plaudits raining down on him since his sixth round knockout of Frenchman Jeremy Parodi on Saturday night, but admits that for him to rule the world, he has to refine his skills even more.

Carl Frampton (Belfast) and Jeremy Parodi, (France) Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton (Belfast) and Jeremy Parodi, (France) Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Northern Ireland- 19th October 2013 Carl Frampton world title eliminator against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast Pic Jonathan Porter/Presseye
Carl Frampton alongside Barry McGuigan and the rest of his team Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl with his nephew, Leon Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton - Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton - Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton - Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton - Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton - Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton - Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton - Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton - Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
19th October 2013 Cyclone Promotions presents Boxing at The Odyssey Arena. 12 x 3 Minute rounds IBF World Title Eliminator and European Title Defence between Carl Frampton (Belfast) and Jeremy Parodi, (France) Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
19th October 2013 Cyclone Promotions presents Boxing at The Odyssey Arena. 12 x 3 Minute rounds IBF World Title Eliminator and European Title Defence between Carl Frampton (Belfast) and Jeremy Parodi, (France) Pic Russell Pritchard / Presseye
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
Northern Ireland- 19th October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Carl Frampton world title eliminator against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast
Northern Ireland- 19th October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Carl Frampton celebrates after winning his world title eliminator against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast
Northern Ireland- 19th October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Carl Frampton world title eliminator against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast
Northern Ireland- 19th October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Carl Frampton celebrates after winning his world title eliminator against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast
Northern Ireland- 19th October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Carl Frampton celebrates after winning his world title eliminator against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton's fiance Christine Dorrian watches on before his bout with Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
©Russell Pritchard 19th October 2013 Cyclone Promotions presents Boxing at The Odyssey Arena. 12 x 3 Minute rounds IBF World Title Eliminator and European Title Defence between Carl Frampton (Belfast) and Jeremy Parodi, (France) Carl with his Fiancee Christine ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
19/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. Carl Framton v Jeremy Parodi during this evenings Carl Frampton bill at the Odyssey Arena,Belfast. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press
©Russell Pritchard 19th October 2013 Cyclone Promotions presents Boxing at The Odyssey Arena. 12 x 3 Minute rounds IBF World Title Eliminator and European Title Defence between Carl Frampton (Belfast) and Jeremy Parodi, (France) Carl with his nephew, Leon ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

"I'm not the finished article. I am going to get better and better. There's still a lot for me to work on," said Frampton (right), who is now in line for a shot at the IBF World title in 2014 against either Kiko Martinez or Jeffrey Mathebula, who clash on December 21 in Spain.

Frampton added: "To handle the elite of the division you have to do everything well and I know there are things to work on.

"I have shown that I have the power to knock out any super-bantamweight in the world. I just want the chance to prove it."

TV station BoxNation have said they will be backing Frampton's manager Barry McGuigan in the bid to bring the world title fight to Belfast in February or March.

Speaking exclusively to the Belfast Telegraph, BoxNation CEO Jim McMunn said: "We want to be there all the way with Carl.

"Saturday night was phenomenal."

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