Carl Frampton jokes he 'must have been in a fight last night' after waking up as the IBF world champion

Northern Irishman won the strap after beating Kiko Martinez on points

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Carl Frampton became the latest world champion from the United Kingdom last night after a magnificent performance against Kiko Martinez to win the IBF super-bantamweight title, and posted this picture on twitter, with the hilarious caption: "Woke up with a sore head this morning, must have been in a fight last night".

The Northern Irishman prevailed in an absorbing encounter to triumph by a unanimous decision in Belfast, and immediately called out Manchester's Scott Quigg after the fight.

"The only man I want to fight is Scott Quigg," Frampton said after his victory.

"I'll fight him in Manchester, I'll fight him anywhere, but we've got options."

His compatriot, the golfing world No 1 Rory McIlroy also tweeted his congratulations.


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Carl Frampton celebrates after winning the IBF title

Carl Frampton lands a blow on Kiko Martinez

Frampton, who is trained by Barry McGuigan's son, won in front of 16,000 fans in Belfast at a specially-built arena in the Titanic Quarter.