Frampton proudly boxed in his native Ireland as am amateur as young as 11 years old. He won the Irish senior flyweight title in 2005 and the Irish featherweight title in 2009, while also obtaining a silver medal at the 2007 European Union Amateur Boxing Championships.
Frampton made his professional debut in Jun 2009. In September 2014, Frampton defeated Kiko Martinez to win the IBF Super Bantamweight Championship. He later picked up the WBA (Super) Super Bantamweight Championship with a win over Scott Quigg in February 2016. He added a third major world title win with a victory over Leo Santa Cruz in July 2016 to win the WBA (Super) Featherweight Championship; however, he lost the title to Cruz in a re-match in January 2017. The loss to Cruz was the first of his pro career.
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