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Down but not out... Carl Frampton still the pride of Belfast

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Carl and Christine Frampton with children Rossa and Carla

Carl and Christine Frampton with children Rossa and Carla

Carl and Christine Frampton with children Rossa and Carla

It was not the way Carl Frampton wanted to bring down the curtain on a glittering career. The Belfast man was stopped in the sixth round by WBO world super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring in Dubai on Saturday night.

But students of the sweet science will prefer to remember another Saturday night, July 30, 2016, when Frampton beat the undefeated Mexican Leo Santa Cruz to take the WBA super-featherweight title.

The 12-round majority decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn made him Northern Ireland's first (and so far only) two-division world champion.


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