Frampton made history last night
Carl Frampton chiselled his name into the annals of Irish boxing history last night with a win over Leo Santa Cruz to claim the WBA super featherweight title and become Ireland's second two-weight world champion.
He edged the win by majority decision but took the judges' preference over multiple rounds, taunting the Mexican with his dynamic footwork and massive hooks.
After the fight Frampton said he wants to continue pursuing big fights as his gradually drifts into the winter of his career, and judging by the reaction to his win among those in the fighting fraternity, Frampton could well be looking towards more big wins before the end.
Frampton!!!!! Fuckin brilliant! #FramptonSantaCruz— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) July 31, 2016
Wow class by Frampton thought it would be hard for him to get a points dec, but he defiantly deserved that! Unbelievably for Irish sport!!— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) July 31, 2016
CONGRATS @RealCFrampton 👊🏼— Wayne McCullough (@WayneMcCullough) July 31, 2016
Carl Frampton is building a really great resume he's got to be candidate for fighter of the year and it's only July!— Paul Silky Jones (@PSilkyJones) July 31, 2016
Big Congrats to @RealCFrampton. Amazing work.— Owen Roddy (@rowdyowenroddy) July 31, 2016
Big shout out to @RealCFrampton winning what's being called fight of the year!— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) July 31, 2016
And of course his coach Shane posted a tribute too