CARL ‘The Jackal’ Frampton can now train his lethal sights on WBC World Champion Leo Santa Cruz after he knocked out experienced two weight world champion Hugo Cazares in front of the best boxing fans in the world.
Frampton registered a one punch knock out victory over the WBC ranked number 1 contender to become mandatory for the Golden Boy promoted World champion.
The victory and even more so the manner in which it came about sends out a massive statement. The Cyclone promotions super bantamweight became the first puncher to stop Cazares since 1999 prompting his fans to party like it was the aforementioned year.
While Cazares ring walked to a chorus of boos Frampton’s fans raised the roof as he made his way to the ring producing an atmosphere that what was worth the ticket money alone.
They were soon cheering his ring work as he closed down the ring and landed some left hooks, but Cazares rallied late on showing his experience.
The Mexican was more aggressive in the second stanza and did try and quieten the home fans, but he had them booing playing panto villain claiming a low blow had injured his leg.
After a few seconds stretching and remonstrating with the ref he was ushered back into the action and a few seconds later was ushered to his stool as Framtpon dropped him with peach of a left hook.
Framtpon landed clean and Cazares stumbled to the floor via the ropes. The Mexican rose to a knee but was counted out. The former World champion seemed to suggest he mistimed the count and was again remonstrating after the fight was waved off, but it seems more likely having tasted Frampton’s power he elected against fighting on.Frampton moves into world title pole with knock out win.
If the referee had of allowed the fight to continue it would most likely have just delayed the inevitable and Frampton passed the toughest test of his career with flying colours just 1:38 seconds into round 2.