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Ruthless Carl Frampton has been lifted to a whole new level following Avalos demolition

In Pictures: Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at Odyssey Arena in Belfast February 28 2015 Close

A victorious Carl Frampton after defeating Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

A victorious Carl Frampton after defeating Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

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Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos World Title boxing at the Odyssey Arena.
Carl Frampton lands shot on Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.
Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos World Title boxing at the Odyssey Arena. Carl Frampton lands shot on Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight. Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  28/02/2015
Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos World Title boxing at the Odyssey Arena.
Carl Frampton lands shot on Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.
Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos World Title boxing at the Odyssey Arena. Carl Frampton lands shot on Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight. Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  28/02/2015
Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos World Title boxing at the Odyssey Arena.
Carl Frampton lands shot on Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.
Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos World Title boxing at the Odyssey Arena. Carl Frampton lands shot on Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight. Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  28/02/2015
Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos World Title boxing at the Odyssey Arena.
Chris Avalos lands a Shot on Carl Frampton during this evenings world title fight.
Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos World Title boxing at the Odyssey Arena. Chris Avalos lands a Shot on Carl Frampton during this evenings world title fight. Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Carl Frampton with Chris Avalos in Saturday nights IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton with Chris Avalos in Saturday nights IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Carl Frampton  in Saturday nights IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton in Saturday nights IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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Sky News presenter and Eamon Holmes laps up the atmosphere of the IBF super-bantamweight clash between Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena

Sky News presenter and Eamon Holmes laps up the atmosphere of the IBF super-bantamweight clash between Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cummings v Palenzuela

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Scott Quigg in Belfast to watch Carl Frampton against Chris Avalos in Saturday nights IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Scott Quigg in Belfast to watch Carl Frampton against Chris Avalos in Saturday nights IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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Scott Quigg  during Carl Frampton's   world title fight with Chris Avalos .
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  28/02/2015
Scott Quigg  during Carl Frampton's   world title fight with Chris Avalos .
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

David 'The Hayemaker' Haye.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Billy McKee Carl Frampton's coach.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Billy McKee Carl Frampton's coach. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

David 'The Hayemaker' Haye.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - Cyclone 

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - Cyclone Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Vassell v Plotnikov

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone  

Cummings v Palenzuela

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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PACEMAKER BELFAST  28/02/2015
Scott Quigg  during Carl Frampton's   world title fight with Chris Avalos .
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  28/02/2015
Scott Quigg  during Carl Frampton's   world title fight with Chris Avalos .
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Viktor Plotnikov wins the vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Viktor Plotnikov wins the vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Viktor Plotnikov wins the vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Viktor Plotnikov wins the vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

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28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

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Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cummings along with Blain McGuigan.
Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings along with Blain McGuigan. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cummings v Palenzuela

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - Cyclone 

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

John Breen along with boxer Marc McCullough and Blain McGuigan.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - Cyclone Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. John Breen along with boxer Marc McCullough and Blain McGuigan.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Vassell v Plotnikov

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Vassell v Plotnikov

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cummings v Palenzuela

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

George Groves.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone George Groves. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

David 'The Hayemaker' Haye.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Shane McGuigan and Pritchard.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Shane McGuigan and Pritchard. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

David 'The Hayemaker' Haye.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Vassell v Plotnikov

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone  

Cummings v Palenzuela

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Vassell v Plotnikov

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cummings v Palenzuela

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cummings v Palenzuela

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Conrad Cummings pictured along with Scott Quigg.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Conrad Cummings pictured along with Scott Quigg. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Whyte v Lobjanidze

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Whyte v Lobjanidze Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Scott Quigg.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Scott Quigg. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos
Shane McGuigan.

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Shane McGuigan. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015
Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone 

Cacace v Bustos

Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.

?William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

??William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

??William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

??William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

??William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

??William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

??William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

??William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

??William Cherry / Presseye

28th February 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

??William Cherry / Presseye

A victorious Carl Frampton after defeating Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

The debate over who is the number one fighter in the super-bantamweight division is surely drawing to a close. Carl Frampton's brutal fifth round stoppage of Chris Avalos leaves little room for further argument.

A year ago WBA/WBO champion Guillermo Rigondeaux would probably have had the edge over Frampton. Not now. WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz and Frampton would have been 50-50. Not now. That leaves bitter unbeaten rival Scott Quigg who frankly seems likely to face a similar fate to Avalos when - as seems highly probable - they meet in an open air sports stadium this June.

Those ignorant of the Noble Art and Californian Avalos may think his challenge did not match the hyperbole but that would be to underestimate just how special a talent Frampton truly is - and will become - as Saturday night was evidently the start of the Tigers Bay man's peak years.

Not only is the 28-year-old IBF champion arguably the number one fighter at 122lb but he is also a real contender for the current top 10 pound for pound list. Victories over Quigg and Rigondeaux will rubber stamp such a status.

Mandatory challenger Avalos had entered the ring with a swagger as he had walked around Belfast all week but he was a gun slinger without ammunition and within 30 seconds, the speed and power of Frampton had awakened him to his fate on Saturday night.

Coach Shane McGuigan revealed: "He glanced across at me and I just winked and smiled back, he knew what was coming - he wasn't expecting that kind of power from Carl."

The 9,000 packed into the Odyssey, who almost unhinged the roof when legendary MC Michael Buffer brought the fighters to battle with his trademark 'Let's get ready to rumble', sensed blood from the third round onwards as Frampton's electric feet and hand speed punished Avalos for every snide remark in the build-up.

Referee Howard Foster wisely stepped in at 1:33 of the fifth with Avalos reduced to a rag doll. The ITV screen test had been passed in style. Now for Quigg.

"I think this was my best performance, with every fight I'm getting better and better and I felt comfortable in there. I felt comfortable against Kiko (Martinez) but even more so this time," said Frampton.

"He was a dirty fighter, hit me with the head a few times and hit me on the break... I wanted to teach him a few manners because he was very disrespectful leading up to the fight and even after the fight he didn't show me respect. In the second and third rounds he was saying 'you hit like a pussy'. I give him respect as a fighter but as a man I don't.

"He seemed slow to me, I was catching him with right hands a lot. He was absolutely gone and Howard Foster jumped in at just the right time because he could have got seriously hurt.

"Now I want the Quigg fight, it's the perfect time to do it. I always said from the start of my career that I wanted to win a British title but he never let me do that when he was British champion and now I am way past that level.

"The fight has been brewing, it's time to do it now and I'll fight him anywhere."

It's now down to manager Barry McGuigan, who celebrated his 54th birthday on Saturday, to get Quigg to sign on the dotted line.

"We want to go and box in England now and we want to go and box in America. We really believe there is a future with ITV and we hope that ITV were excited about this fight and I think we can have the fight with Quigg on ITV as long as he is sensible and not too greedy, that can happen," said McGuigan.

"He has to realise that he has what is called the WBA regular title, Carl has the legitimate world title and he's the attraction - he packed 16,000 in for his world title fight against Martinez and we had 9,000 in the Odyssey and could have had double.

"I think the fight can be a 30,000 seater. We could do it indoor at the MEN in Manchester which holds 20,000 or we could go outdoor at Queen's Park Rangers - that rings a bell... our sponsor CWM sponsors Chelsea so Stamford Bridge is a possibility and we are not ruling out Ravenhill either.

"Eddie Hearn keeps pushing to make it a Pay-per-view fight but it would be much better on terrestrial TV. It'll make these guys superstars and give millions and millions of people a chance to watch a great fight. The stumbling block is the possibility of someone being greedy."

Whether it be Quigg or anyone else in the opposite corner come June, it seems the Jackal is now simply unstoppable.

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