Carl Frampton

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I still believe that I'm the best featherweight in the world and I promise my fans that I am continuing with my efforts to get a homecoming fight rescheduled in the very near future.

Having taken time to consider my future and discussed it with those closest to me, I am confident that now is the right time to move forward and take my career into my own hands.

This fight coming up, one more before the end of the year, if I get three in next year, that could be it. If you got the Santa Cruz fight, imagine finishing on a high, going and beating Santa Cruz in the trilogy. Drop the mic kind of fight and I'm o[...]

At some point I'd like to tackle super-featherweight.

There's a lot at stake for both of us. Probably more so for me because if I slip up, it's hard to say where we go from there.

It's getting harder. I enjoy the big nights and I enjoy fight week in the build up. I don't think I've ever really enjoyed training. I do it because I'm good at it. And it is getting harder. I'm looking forward to the day when I can retire. Until th[...]

Press conference will be in the next week and tickets will go on sale straight after. Homecoming.

I am looking for a rematch with Leo. I am going to be throwing skittles at Leo's face until he notices I'm here. With the WBA situation, the fight should be made quite easily. Let's get it done.

Obviously I'm very disappointed. It was a good fight. Me and Leo, we've now had 24 rounds with each other and I think they've all been competitive rounds. Its 1-1 now so if I'm going to look at any sort of a positive out of this, we have to make it [...]

I believe that he deserved to have his hand raised. Congratulations to the new champion and hopefully we can do it again. I've come to the States twice now and Leo said he'd come to Belfast for the third one, I hope he's a man of his word. He can co[...]

"I want to fight Leo again straight away. I won the first fight, he won the second fight, let's just do it straight away,". "I want to fight in Belfast next, that's what I want to do, I've been on the road for two years, my fans are having to pay a [...]

"That's the plan [to move up]. Again, it's one fight at a time,". "People always ask about the future and what's happening next. I don't want people to think I'm looking past Santa Cruz because I'm not. But when the question is asked and I think abo[...]

"Lomachenko? Why not? I think what you have to do, when you're involved in fights, they need to be rewarding financially,". "I've done this before and people have given me stick for talking about money, but when you have two young kids and a family,[...]

I'll be more aggressive, smarter and every punch will be thrown with determination to knock him out.

"This is my career. Once I get into the ring, there's no respect or nothing,"

"There is a lot of pressure but I just try to blank it out. I can blank a lot of things out. I just stay focused on my job and it is hard but I can blank it out. It comes with boxing,". "He is as dangerous as he has always been. This is his chance. [...]

He [Barros] is a good fighter, experienced and has an unorthodox style. He throws shots from funny angles.

We're all evenly matched when you look through the division – Gary Russell, Santa Cruz, Mares, Cuellar, Valdez, Selby as well. It's a stacked division. They are big fights to be made and I'm happy to fight any of them.

"I get hyped up before the fight and this man beside me [McGuigan] is the best man in the world at motivating you before a fight. He'll talk about my family and why I'm doing this and everything else,"

But for the rest of my career, I want big fights only. That's no disrespect to any guys. I want to be involved in fights that people will remember.

I don't know why. Maybe I'll reflect on it a little bit more after boxing. I remember I sat down with Paul Gibson straight after the Scott Quigg fight. Atmosphere was incredible, won the fight, and he asked me in a taxi on the way back to the hotel,[...]

"That's what I would want more than anything. This is incredible to be here and top the bill at the MGM. I've also done it in New York, I've been on an amazing journey. But to top the bill outdoors at the new Windsor, the national stadium, as the Cr[...]

"To be honest, I don't know. I was asked this question a few times and I don't want to say 'I don't care' because I do care, but it doesn't really affect me,"

"I think people who change, it's all an act almost,". "I feel like I'm the same person I was when I turned pro with Barry [McGuigan]. Maybe a little bit more confident, but nothing much has changed. My family wouldn't allow it to change. I'd be quic[...]

"So I don't know, I don't get carried away with that sort of thing. But it's obviously a big deal". "And he mentioned to me recently, and I never really thought about it like this, but we're talking about fighting in Belfast next but Barry says 'we'[...]

I'm expecting a tough fight. He went to the body a lot the last time also. Though I believe I'll have an answer for anything that he shows up with.

"Once you do it once, you have it in your head you can do it again. And there are a few adjustments that I want to make in this fight to make things a little bit easier for myself. I've been trying different things out in the gym but I'm prepared fo[...]

"I don't think he's going to try to box at all. I think he's just going to try and put even more pressure on, him to come on more relentless than he was the last time,". "I think that's their game plan and I think he won't try to box me. I think tha[...]

I just felt like a better man at featherweight. So it was a bit of a risk for me to fight so hard from the start but I did and I was still punching at the end of the fight and I feel like the last round was close but I feel like I may have nicked th[...]

"I perform best under pressure. And what these awards are doing is simply filing your head full of confidence. I want to go out and prove that these awards are justified, that I deserved to be the Fighter of the Year last year,"

"I didn't know what I was getting myself into, really. If I'm being completely honest with you, I don't think I could have fought at that pace at 122. Fighting at 122 was taking something from my performance.

"We're staying at Robert Guerrero's training camp house, which is a big thing for me in itself. We drove past the MGM Grand and saw my face on the side. That was pretty surreal in itself. I just can't wait to soak it up."

"I got drawn in to Leo's type of fight last time, which made it very exciting. Because of our styles, it's always going to be a good fight. If it's two wins to nil for me, I'd rather move on and fight someone like Lee Selby. I just want to be involv[...]

"Obviously, being from where I'm from, fighting in New York was a major appeal, and a lot of guys on the East Coast are attracted to an Irish fighter they haven't seen before. So I got a lot of new support from the East Coast. We brought a lot of pe[...]

"This kid gave me the fright of my life. But kept in touch from time to time on WhatsApp and always wished me well,". "Very sad. RIP Champ.".

"I feel like no matter who I fight, I always get better the second time,". "I have a good boxing brain and I can adapt to my opponent's style and use it to my advantage. If you've seen me in sparring, if I have a dodgy performance, you know I will g[...]

"Las Vegas is obviously a bit closer to home for Leo and I'm sure he'll bring a lot of fans. But I'm bringing at least 4,000 from the UK. Right now I'm the most well-supported fighter in the UK. It's a great privilege for me."

"I enjoyed our first fight in New York. The atmosphere was fantastic and the fight lived up to the hype. I believe if I use my brain a little bit more in this one, I can win it more convincingly but there will be times in the fight where we will jus[...]

"It's great to have Leo Santa Cruz here and for the people of Belfast to see a three weight world champion in the flesh."

"I enjoyed our first fight in New York. The atmosphere was fantastic and the fight lived up to the hype. On January 28th I will be better and I will win more convincingly. I know the way Leo fights, he throws a lot of punches and he is brave, but hi[...]

"The rematch is the fight we wanted,"

"And that combined with my punching power, it's not going to be easy. Leo is going to come forward better, but when he's getting hit hard he may have to think twice about coming forward so much,"

"It will be a big boost to have Rory McIlroy in the crowd supporting me. He's achieved a lot for Northern Irish sport and to have him behind me when I become the country's first two-weight world champion is a huge motivation,". "It will be the first[...]

"I'm going to build on the great momentum in Northern Ireland at the moment, especially after our success in the Euros, and having the support of other successful sports people and the fans will take me to another level on Saturday night. I can't wa[...]

I think that when I was making 122 it was taking something away from my power and I was hurting opponents, sparring partners in the gym, when I was sitting around 130, 132.

But on fight night with the smaller gloves on, I wasn't having the same effect and actually got down to making the weight. So I think that I can judge distance very well. I've got good distance control. I can see things coming.

"I've mentioned that I struggled to make the weight [at super-bantam] and I'm much stronger at this [feather] weight division,". "But I don't think it was a close fight to be honest. I think I won pretty comfortably after the first round. The first [...]

To be honest, the Gonzalez fight has been a blessing in disguise. This fight with Santa Cruz I don't think would happen unless that happened, the Gonzalez fight. The fight with Scott Quigg wouldn't have happened unless the Gonzalez fight wouldn't ha[...]

I've made myself available to Santa Cruz in 2013 I think, and the fight never happened, when he was at 122. But suddenly now all the guys that I've been chasing they want to come and fight me. So that was a blessing in disguise and I'm glad it happe[...]

The Quigg fight wasn't as exciting as we would have liked, but we knew it was going to be like that. We knew he'd come on late in the fight and we had our tactics planned well. This is going to be a much better fight because Santa Cruz is brave and [...]

"After Carl defeated Scott Quigg and became a unified champion at 122 pounds, we believe that all of the exciting fights in that division have passed. We want to be involved in exciting fights,"

"On July 30 I will become a two weight world champion. I respect Leo Santa Cruz, he is a great fighter and person, but I am preparing meticulously to overcome any challenge he brings on July 30. I cannot wait to hear the crowd at Barclays Center. It[...]

"I am in terrific shape, I feel fantastic in the gym and I am ready for the biggest fight of my career,"

"I am better than him,". "I have the power to knock him out, from the first round to the last round, and I've also got the boxing brain to comprehensively beat him on points.".

"I am delighted to be headlining this massive Sky Sports Box Office event on February 27 at Manchester Arena. This fight has been in the making for years, it's finally happening and I'm going to deliver the performance of my career and win in style."

We need this, and we need it now. We're both in our prime. Look at Mayweather-Pacquiao, it happened too late. If that fight happened even three years earlier it's a completely different fight.

"We're lucky to have each other, that rivalry. If you look at someone like Joe Calzaghe, he didn't have a defining domestic rivalry,"

When he fought [Chris] Eubank, Eubank was on his way out. Yeah he beat Jeff Lacy and Mikkel Kessler but those fights don't capture the imagination like domestic rivalries. Look at [Carl] Froch-[George] Groves – Froch will be remembered for that seco[...]

If you look at Froch-Groves 1, this is miles bigger than that and it will only get bigger up until the fight. Froch-Groves 2 was only as big as it was because of the first fight and the controversy. I think this will be – obviously it won't be Wembl[...]

It wasn't a great performance from me. I can make this fight easy, Quigg's a very good fighter but me at my best, I can make this easy. I can knock him out if I want but I think I'll bamboozle him.

He's not a massive ticket-seller, obviously this is a massive fight so he's likely to sell a few more for this one but I'll have more fans there. I don't know what it's going to be like for him, standing on the ramp as the home fighter and getting b[...]

"I'm delighted that we have finally got this fight signed,". "This is the fight everyone has wanted for years, none more so than myself. I'm the legitimate champion and I'm going to his backyard to defend my title because that's what champions do. O[...]

"I wanted to win by knockout. It didn't happen. I'm disappointed, but I'll re-evaluate and move on; onwards and upwards. He hit me low so many times, but you've got to deal with that and carry on and that's what I did."

"I didn't feel great in the first round. I got up from two flash knockdowns though and recovered well. The kid could punch very well,". "The ring canvas was very soft. I couldn't get up on my toes and that's my best attribute. I got up and showed co[...]

"My team and I have teamed up with the most powerful man in boxing, Al Haymon,"

My team and I have been in negotiations with Matchroom Sport to co-promote this fight. It has been made very clear to Matchroom Sport throughout the entire negotiation period that this huge domestic fight can only take place as a co-promotion. It is[...]

"My jab was working well. We had a plan to sort of plant my feet a bit more in the second half of the fight, which I did,". "I was hitting him with the jab and I was feeling my hand hurting but I knew it was working so I just said, 'Grit it out, kee[...]

"I've never respected a fighter more in my life,". "My head's still a bit sore, my hands are sore. Tough fight but I'm world champion now. It's been a long time coming so I'm very proud.".

"Abner Mares says he would like to fight me now, Leo Santa Cruz [the WBC champion], obviously [Scott] Quigg is the fight that I want, but we've loads of options. Every fight from here on in is huge,"

"Then I thought, 'I've got a couple of rounds to go here, don't be getting stupid, just do what you've been doing the whole fight,'"

"I'm very, very honoured that this has happened,"

"There's so many options and the only one I want to fight is Scott Quigg. Eddie Hearn needs to remember that I'm the one with the legitimate belt. I'll fight him in Manchester, I'll fight him anywhere,"

"I've never respected a fighter as much in my life,". "He's a hard a puncher. I haven't seen my face yet but it feels pretty lumpy.".

"This has been my motivation since I got into competitive boxing as a kid,"

"To fight for a world title at home in front of the best fans in the world is unbelievable. I can't wait for Saturday night. Kiko Martínez is a very good fighter but I am better, I beat him before and I will beat him again. He's very confident and i[...]

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