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Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr fight wins knock-out ratings as most watched programme in Northern Ireland at the weekend

By Claire Williamson

Published 20/07/2015

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas
Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Christine Frampton watches the fight Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Josh Taylor with Shane McGuigan Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Carl Frampton weighs in on Friday in preparation for upcoming IBF Championship fight against Alejandro Gonzalez, Jr. in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Christine Frampton, wife of Carl Frampton during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton (cap) spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton poses for the media during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton poses for the media during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxers Carl Frampton (cap), Alejandro Gonzalez, Jr. (right of podium) and their camps spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Shane McGuigan (left), Barry McGuigan (middle), and Carl Frampton (right, black) during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton signs and autograph during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton (cap) spoke to the media during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton takes a photo with a fan during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton and his wife, Chistine, pose for a photo El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton (left) is pictured addressing media during an open training session in El Paso, Texas befor defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Barry McGuigan speaking to media during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before Carl Frampton defends his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton's gloves are pictured during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Trainer Shane McGuigan speaking to media during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before Carl Frampton defends his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Barry McGuigan (blue) during an open training session with Carl Frampton in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye

Carl Frampton's epic fight against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr may have been happening thousands of miles away in Texas - but two-thirds of Northern Ireland were in the Jackal's corner.

The edge of the seat fight saw the undefeated world champion take on the Mexican in his American debut in El Paso.

Carl 'the Jackal' Frampton recovered from being knocked down twice in the opening round to retain his IBF super-bantamweight title in points taking it to the full 12 rounds.

On Saturday July 18 a peak audience of 381,000 a 69% share, clenched their fists as they watched his US debut on UTV.

The title defence was the most watched programme in Northern Ireland at the weekend.

The thrilling fight saw the 28-year-old Belfast man fight back to retain his title.

Frampton said: "Getting knocked down was the most shocking moment of my career. I was shocked but I was OK, I wasn't all over the place or anything and I got up and recovered well.

"I came back and showed heart and I'm proud of that. It's a credit to my fitness.

"It wasn't the performance that I wanted on my American debut but the Americans seemed to like it and it was an exciting fight

"I lost a lot of weight too close to the fight so I have to see if I stay at super-bantamweight or move up to featherweight."

Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Carl Frampton fans out at The Bot to watch Carl defend his IBF Super Bantamweight title. Saturday 18th July 2015. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Luke Wilson watching Frampton fight from Portugal
Footballer Stephen Garrett cheering on Frampton @steviegarrett10
Johnny Smyth watching from New York City @JohnnySmyth

UTV managing director Michael Wilson said: "The Frampton fight attracted an average audience of 292,000 and a share of 54%. With a peak audience of 381,000 viewers and share of 69% it meant two thirds of viewers in Northern Ireland were tuned in to UTV to watch the local boxer beat opponent Alejandro Gonzalez Junior.

 “El Paso was a long way to travel and for many fans was a journey they couldn’t make so UTV are delighted to have broadcast Saturdays fight live making sure no-one missed out.

“It was a tough fight for Carl but an exciting 12 rounds for viewers and the ratings show that regardless of whether Carl is fighting home or away the appetite is there to support him. We will continue to look for opportunities to bring the world boxing ring to viewers especially to support our home grown talent.

“Congratulations to Carl and all at team Frampton on a another successful win.”

Further reading:

Carl Frampton will find strength in a painful truth

Carl Frampton not happy despite title defence

Victorious Quigg is targeting Carl

I will bounce back and become a superstar: Gonzalez jr

Cummings has eyes on crown

Carl Frampton's children inspired his title fightback in El Paso

Carl Frampton his new US fans eager for more

Courage helped Carl Frampton through, says McGuigann

Carl Frampton gets a wake-up call in El Paso

Christine Frampton's agony: Champ Carl's wife goes through rollercoaster of emotions  

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