By Edward Chaykovsky
Carl Frampton (18-0, 13KOs) has no doubts about becoming a world champion when he faces Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23KOs) for the IBF super bantamweight title on September 6th at Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Frampton previously knocked off Martinez in nine rounds back in February of last year. But then Martinez captured the IBF title and racked off several notable wins.
Frampton is ignoring the outcome of the first fight, because he anticipates a new and improved Martinez next month.
“That fight is in the past and this a totally new fight. That fight and result counts for nothing and I am facing a brand new Kiko on September 6, He has gained confidence from winning the world title and defending it twice. He claims he will be better prepared mentally and physically this time around and I hope he is," Frampton told Newsletter.
“Because when I beat him for a second time he will have no excuses. I am expecting a tough fight - my toughest fight to date - but the best Carl Frampton beats the best Kiko Martinez every time."