Carl Frampton. Source: TWITTER @FRANKWARREN_TV

Carl Frampton, MBE is a Northern Irish former professional boxer who competed from 2009 to April 2021.

Source: Boxing Scene

Early life

Carl Frampton was born on 21 February 1987.

He began boxing at the Midland Boxing Club when he was 11 years old. He had a successful amateur career, winning 114 games and losing only eight. In addition, the British boxer won the Irish Amateur Boxing Association tournament at Senior Flyweight and Featherweight. In addition, Frampton won a silver medal at the European Union Amateur Boxing Championships in 2007.

Career overview

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Frampton began his professional career in 2009. His amateur success carried over to the professional game. He won his first world title in 2014, defeating Kiko Martnez to become the IBF super-bantamweight champion. In 2016, he won the WBA super-bantamweight title by defeating Scott Quigg.

Frampton stepped up in weight to compete for the WBA featherweight title against Leo Santa Cruz. In the first fight, he defeated the Mexican. However, he was defeated in the second round and lost his titles.

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Frampton is a former two-weight world champion, having held the WBA (Unified) and IBF super-bantamweight titles from 2014 to 2016, as well as the WBA (Super) featherweight title from 2016 to 2017. In 2018, he also held the WBO interim featherweight title. Between 2011 and 2014, he held the European and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles.

By winning the featherweight world title in 2016, Frampton became Northern Ireland’s first boxer to hold world titles in two weight classes. This resulted in him being named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine, the Boxing Writers Association of America, and ESPN.

Frampton was ranked as the world’s fourth-best active super-featherweight by BoxRec and the fifth-best active featherweight by The Ring in December 2019.

The former champion has a respectable 28-3-0 record as of May 2021. (16 KO). This results in a 51 percent knockout rate for Frampton, which is very impressive for a fighter in the lower weight classes.

His only three defeats came at the hands of champions. His first defeat came in a rematch against ‘El Terremoto.’ In a highly anticipated event, his second defeat came at the hands of Yorkshireman Josh Warrington. Frampton was defeated by Jamel Herring in his final match.

In 2021, he fought for the WBO junior lightweight title against Jamel Herring. He was unsuccessful and ended his active career.

Notable Matches

Frampton vs. Santa Cruz

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On July 30, 2016, Frampton moved up a weight class to face undefeated Mexican Léo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 22 KOs) for the WBA (Super) featherweight title at the Barclays Centre in New York City. In a potential fight of the year contender, Frampton dethroned Santa Cruz with a 12-round majority decision win in front of a massive audience.

A rematch between Frampton and Santa Cruz was finalised in October, as discussed immediately after the first fight. The fight took place on January 28, 2017. Frampton was defeated by a majority decision in front of a crowd of 10,085 people. Frampton landed only 133 of his 592 punches (22 percent), whereas Santa Cruz landed 230 of his 884. (26 percent ).

Frampton vs. Warrington

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According to reports, Frampton earned around £2 million for the fight. The fight was officially announced on September 15th, and it took place on December 22nd at the Manchester Arena. Warrington weighed 125.6 pounds, while Frampton weighed slightly more at 125.9 pounds, and both made the featherweight limit. Frampton was defeated by a unanimous decision.

Frampton vs. Herring

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It was announced in January 2021 that the fight between Carl Frampton and Jamel Herring would take place on February 27, 2021, in London. However, due to Frampton’s hand injury, the fight was rescheduled for April 4, with the venue changing to Dubai. Frampton suffered a sixth-round technical knockout loss.

After the fight, Frampton said in an interview, ” I said before the fight that I’d retire if I lost. That’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’ve been away too long. I missed them growing up, my own kids. I want to give my life to my family. Boxing’s been good to me, it’s also been bad to me in recent years. I’ve enjoyed the best years of my career and now I just want to go home to my beautiful wife and kids.”


Professional record summary

31 fights28 wins3 losses
By knockout161
By decision122

Personal life

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In 2013, Carl married Christine Frampton. The couple has two daughters named Carla Frampton and Rossa Frampton. In 2015, the couple sold their opulent Banbridge home for £525,000 as they wanted to be closer to Christine’s relatives in Belfast. With his net fortune, finding new real estate was a breeze.

Frampton was awarded an MBE (Member of the order of British Empire) in 2016, his highest honour to date.

Weight130 lbs
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse/PartnerChristine Frampton
Address/ResidenceBelfast, Northern Ireland, UK
NationalityNorthern Irish
Endorsement32Red, Everlast, 11 Degrees
Net Worth$1.8 million
AchievementsFormer WBA and IBF super-bantamweight world champion, Former WBA featherweight world champion.Former British Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion, IBF inter-continental super-bantamweight champion, European super-bantamweight champion,Member of the order of the British Empire (MBE)
Nicknames‘The Jackal’
Source: Essentially Sports

Net worth and endorsements

According to The Net Worth Portal, Carl Frampton’s net worth in 2021 is expected to be $2 million (until now). 

The Sun also reported that Frampton received €1 million ($1.2 million) for the rematch with Leo Santa Cruz. Furthermore, he earned €2 million ($2.4 million) for defeating Josh Warrington.

Because of his enormous popularity, the Irish boxer is a brand ambassador for 32Red and 11 Degrees apparel. He is sponsored by Everlast which is a world-renowned boxing glove business.


Despite his boxing success, Frampton has worked to make the world a better place for the underprivileged. He is involved with several charities, including Trocaire, Nicie, Northern Ireland Hospice, and Angel Wishes. He backed a campaign in April 2020 to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Hospice.

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