Date: 12th November 2013 at 5:21pm
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The quest to attain world champion status is the burning desire that drives professional boxers on.

Sometimes sacrifices have to be made to ensure the path to ultimate glory doesn?t become too complicated.

Today the current European and Commonwealth super-bantamweight, Carl Frampton, has relinquished both of those belts to pursue his true ambition, that of becoming a world title holder.

Frampton, who has 17 straight victories in his career, retained his European title, against Jeremy Parodi, last time out in what was classified as an IBF world championship eliminator.

Discussing the decision to relinquish the belts Frampton?s manager, Barry McGuigan, has remarked to the media,

‘Carl Frampton has represented both the Commonwealth Boxing Council and the European Boxing Union extremely well in his time as champion, which we are sure both Simon Block of the CBC and Enza Jacaponi of the EBU will attest to.’

All that remains now is to see who is prepared to take on the Frampton and how soon a world title fight can be secured.