Frampton wins 122-pound title

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Carl Frampton won the IBF junior featherweight belt from Kiko Martinez of Spain by unanimous decision before an ecstatic home crowd of 16,000 in a purpose-built outdoor arena in the Titanic Quarter on Saturday.

Frampton put Martinez down once in the fifth round of a fight he dominated, and which the judges agreed by 119-108, 119-108 and 118-111.

The unbeaten Frampton (19-0, 13 KO) became the first Northern Irishman to hold a world title in 18 years.

Last year, he also relieved Martinez (31-5 23 KO) of the European title in nine rounds.