Date: 6th August 2014 at 5:35pm
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And why shouldn?t he be!

Whilst Scott Quigg may be hogging all the super-bantamweight headlines with the announcement, yesterday, of his fourth defence, our other world-class super-bantamweight is preparing for his won world title fight.

In about a month?s time, at the Titanic Quarter, in Belfast, Carl Frampton will be facing Kiko Martinez for the IBF version of the title.

Frampton is the IBF?s #2 challenger and has amassed a record of 18-0 with 13 of those wins coming by way of knockout whereas the current champion, Martinez, has a record that reads 31-4 with 23 by way of knockout.

However, one of Martinez?s losses came against Martinez when Frampton stopped him in round 9 in February of last year. Some boxing pundits reckon Frampton got lucky that night catching Martinez with a knockout punch whilst taking some heavy punishment himself, but I?d disagree.

Frampton, as you?d expect, remains confident of beating the champion again, remarking to the local Irish media,

?I know I?m a smarter fighter.?

?If I listen carefully and execute my game plan, I have full confidence that I will win this fight.?

And so do I Carl and then we can move on to tackle that man Quigg!