Frampton oozes class to stop Parodi and move one step closer to world title shot
By Martin Domin - dailymail.co.uk
Carl Frampton's journey towards a world title is almost complete after he stopped Jeremy Parodi in the sixth round in Belfast on Saturday night.
Celebrate! Carl Framton and Barry McGuigan were in high spirits after seeing off Jeremy Parodi
Fallen on hard times: Parodi (right) took a knee and couldn't recover after an onslaught from Frampton
And Frampton, 26, will be confident of taking that final step having knocked out the Spaniard in February before Martinez shocked the then unbeaten Jhonatan Romero in August.
A lesson in boxing: Parodi had no answer to to Framton's power punching
The Frenchman appeared wary of his unbeaten opponent and was punished with several thudding left hooks to the body in the second session.
Bright future: The world is quite literally at Frampton's feet as he prepares for a title shot
But just as Parodi looked like he might tough it out for the duration, he was caught by a stunning left hook to the body with just one second of the sixth round remaining.
Carl Frampton stops Jeremy Parodi in sixth round
Carl Frampton has retained his European Super Bantamweight title by knocking out Jeremy Parodi of France in the sixth round at the Odyssey Arena.
The contest was billed as an IBF world championship eliminator and promoter Barry McGuigan will now be looking to get his fighter a major title contest.
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