Carl Frampton says he’s hoping for a shot at the world super-featherweight title after beating Tyler McCreary in Las Vegas.
The Belfast boxer won by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring it 100-88.
Frampton put the previously undefeated American down twice, from a body shot in round six and from hooks to the body in the ninth.
It was a solid performance and marked a winning return for the former two-weight world champion, who hadn’t fought in almost a year.
After the decision, the 32-year-old was joined in the ring by reigning WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring.
He called for a world title fight and said he would face Herring in Belfast for the chance to become Ireland’s first ever three-weight world champion.
Frampton also admitted he had re-fractured his hand twice during his camp for McCreary but said he “had to fight”.