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Saturday 27 December 2014

Belfast boxer Carl Frampton on verge of world title after win in home city

The 26-year-old from Tigers Bay extended unbeaten record

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

Belfast boxing champ Carl Frampton is on the verge of a world title tilt after an impressive sixth-round knockout of France's Jeremy Parodi during his home-crowd bout on Saturday.

The 26-year-old extended his unbeaten record to 17 wins from as many fights as he retained his European super-bantamweight title.

There was a partisan atmosphere inside Belfast's Odyssey Arena and Frampton gave the home support plenty to shout about, dominating this bout which was billed as an IBF world title eliminator and then delivering a brutal body shot, with Parodi dropping to his knees before being counted out.

Frampton told Box Nation: "I feel great. Every super-bantamweight in the world, I am coming for you."

A composed Frampton was on the front foot from the off, his left jab getting through early on and a couple of combinations troubling his opponent in the opening round.

The home favourite remained on top in rounds two and three, pushing his opponent back at every opportunity.

A solid left hand in the fourth sent Parodi staggering back and, with Frampton targeting the a cut above the Frenchman's left eye, a couple of big right hands had him shaken.

But Parodi was proving to have plenty of courage, soaking up the punishment albeit without giving Frampton too much to think about.

The fierce left to the body thrown by Frampton at two minutes 59 seconds of the sixth was too powerful for the Frenchman, though, as he fell to his knees and was counted out.

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