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Summary

  1. Frampton defends world title
  2. Frampton stops Avalos in round five
  3. Fury retains European heavyweight title
  4. Eubank Jr wins 'interim' middleweight title
  5. GET INVOLVED: Favourite boxing nicknames #bbcboxing
  6. Use audio icon for Frampton v Avalos comms

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By Andy Cryer and Jimmy Smallwood

All times stated are UK

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So what a night of boxing. Chris Eubank Jr was masterful in his victory against Dmitry Chudinov, Tyson Fury never looked in danger against Christian Hammer before Carl Frampton blew Chris Avalos away.

We leave you now to enjoy what is left of your Saturday night. You would have to go some to beat the evening those in Belfast are going to have though.

It's been a pleasure. Cheerio.

"That was my best performance"

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

BBC Radio 5 live

Carl Frampton tells 5 live Sport: "That was a good performance. The lad was very slow and plodding. I kept my composure and I felt I could see everything coming. I felt comfortable. I can punch, and I believe I'm the biggest punching super-bantamweight in the world.

"I think that was my best performance. He is a good, hungry, game fighter, but I feel I am in my prime now. I did over 200 rounds of sparring, and I think that was the reason for my performance. I am the world champion."

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Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

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More McGuigan, on 5 live Sport: "I know what I see every day in the gym. This kid is unbelievable. I really think he can be one of the best Irish fighters there has ever been. This is the most atmospheric arena in the world. There is nothing like it. You have got to be here to sample it - it is incredible."

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Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Barry McGuigan, Frampton's manager and trainer, tells ITV: "I have said this before. This is the best super-bantamweight in the world, and that includes Scott Quigg. And we aim to prove that. He won tonight in third gear. This guy can do 15 rounds in the gym, he's a sensational fighter, and over the next couple of years we intend to prove that."

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Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Carl Frampton, in the centre of the ring, tells ITV: "Amazing atmosphere, as always, in here. Better and better every time. I felt great in there tonight, absolutely amazing. And to be honest that was easy, very easy. He punched very slow. When he turned his back on me he wanted out, that was obvious. He's a tough guy and he kept his feet, so give him credit.

"Scott Quigg and I would both love a summer showdown between the two of us. Scott needs to remember who's the real world champion. It's a massive fight and it should happen. I would leave Belfast if I have to."

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

The referee Howard Foster, at the

centre of controversy when he controversially stopped the first Carl Froch v George Groves bout, did an excellent job ending that when he did. Avalos is back on his feet, Frampton is seeking acclaim, and Belfast can go on partying long into the night.

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

A few jeers are sounded by the partisan as Scott Quigg makes his way into the ring to be interviewed. We will bring you what is said soon.

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Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Barry McGuigan is absolutely loving this. While 'the Jackal' is looking calm, composed, cool, his manager is jumping around like a madman and whipping up the already vocal crowd into more of a fervour. Party in Belfast this evening? I think so.

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

That was mightily impressive. The watching Scott Quigg must have been impressed by that - although he will never admit it. A unification bout between these two is now surely on the cards?

Frampton wins

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

English super-middleweight George Groves

5 live Sport

"Carl Frampton certainly has the potential to go on and be a very successful, and long-reigning, world champion."

Frampton wins

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

An oxygen mask is strapped to the face of Chris Avalos. A precautionary measure, we all hope. He fought bravely, gallantly, but he was simply not at Frampton's level.

Frampton wins

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

English super-middleweight George Groves

5 live Sport

"Frampton was landing at will, and in the end Howard Foster had to make the right, the only, decision - he stopped the fight."

Frampton wins

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Barry McGuigan is jumping around around like Tigger in the ring. Joyous scenes.

Round five - Fight stopped

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Still the punches come. Right, left, uppercut. Avalos is in real trouble. Ref has stopped it. It is all over.

Round five

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

A flurry of punches rock Avalos back. The American is on the ropes and the referee moves in. Frampton wrestles Avalos to the floor. No knock down.

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

English super-middleweight George Groves

5 live Sport

"Carl Frampton now has the measure of his man. He is landing shots at will at times. His shots were having a significant effect in that round, and Avalos' legs dipped. Avalos is not finding his range with his own jab, and he's ending up tied up with Frampton outworking him."

Round four

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Right hand over the top lands from Avalos but Frampton reacts well with a couple of strong shots himself. Avalos's head rocks back as Frampton connects with another shot. Manager Barry McGuigan will be enjoying this on his 54th birthday but Avalos isn't done yet as he gets through with a another shot to the head.

Frampton is on his toes and leaps into another right, left combination. Avalos doesn't look hurt yet but a huge left lands as the ball goes and Avalos is up against it.

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

English super-middleweight George Groves

5 live Sport

"There was definitely an edge taken off Avalos' punches in that round, and he wasn't landing the jab as cleanly as he did in the first two rounds. Frampton is very good, and he's coming inside and finding Avalos' body."

Round three

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Good body work by Carl Frampton. The crowd are egging him on and he wants something special here. Frampton steps away from the clinch and connects with a right and then a left combination.

Swelling appears at the right eye of Frampton but still he comes. Brilliant combination again lands and Avalos is struggling here. 'Easy, easy' is the chant from the crowd as Frampton lands again with a right.

All Frampton so far as he wanders back to the corner to a hero's ovation.

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Adam Laycock: Chris Avalos looking resplendent in those blue and black shorts.

Andrew Priestley: You'd hate to be sitting beside Barry McGuigan at ringside. The man is ducking and weaving like he's in the ring himself!

Rob Denholm: Come on Frampton. Anyone using Phil Collins for their ring walk music needs to be taught a lesson!

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Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

English super-middleweight George Groves

5 live Sport

"Frampton was well within his right to go after Avalos, who had started walking away. The rule is to protect yourself at all times. But Avalos then decided to box and get back into his action. Frampton, to his credit, took his advantage in that round and started to land some good, heavy shots."

Round two

Frampton lands with a crisp short right. A jab by Avalos connects and the American comes forward again. Frampton misses with a few shots as his timing is a bit off. Bang. Another right lands from Frampton. Lots of holding, lots of missing. This is coming to the boil already.

Avalos misses a jab and Frampton takes advantage with a scoring right. Avalos claiming his right arm is injured after it is caught in a clinch. He wants a time out, the referee says nothing and Frampton comes straight at him, catching him off guard. Avalos looks OK though as he takes a crunching right hand to the head.

The bell is met with big cheers as Frampton takes the round.

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

English super-middleweight George Groves

5 live Sport

"Very good start from both fighters. Frampton dealt with that round well and his jab is working really well. Carl had the more telling shots. Both fighters look like their instruction from their corners was to go out and establish themselves early. A good round from both fighters, but I give that one to Frampton because he landed the bigger shots."

Round one

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Avalos is talking to Carl Frampton, trying to goad him, trying to wind him up. The American comes forward but misses with a few punches. Frampton's turn to miss with a right, before he lands with a right over the top. Big right landed on the side of Avalos's head. Time out called by the referee as Avalos hits on the break for the second time. 'I didn't hear you' was his reply. Fair point.

Fight on

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

'Just me and you' says Chris Avalos as they touch gloves. Carl Frampton looking focused. We are under way.

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Boos and derision swirl around the Belfast air as Chris Avalos is introduced. It then morphs into adulation for The Jackal, who has his game-face on. 19 fights, 19 victories and 13 knockouts for Carl Frampton. Undefeated, reigning, defending and here in front of his adoring public.

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Cacophonous inside the Odyssey Arena. Michael Buffer, that

silver-haired golden-voiced maestro, is announcing in the very centre of the ring.

"Llllet's get ready to rummmmmble!"

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

English super-middleweight George Groves

5 live Sport

"Frampton looks focused. Straight into the ring. He's not trying to antagonise Avalos, which is a good sign. He's just thinking about himself and his own fight. He just looks ready to go."

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

What. A. Noise. Here comes the Belfast boy with his blue cloak and hood up. A nation's darling. Sigma's Nobody to Love blares out but you can't hear it as the crowd cheer their favourite. Scenes.

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

English super-middleweight George Groves

5 live Sport

"Avalos looks very pumped here. He's jumped up to every corner of the ring. Maybe he just wants to get the crowd even more animated, so he can absorb their energy before the first bell."

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Here come the fighters. Chris Avalos is first in and he enters to predictable jeers and to Phil Collins' song 'In the Air Tonight'. This is intimidating stuff but he doesn't care as he blows kisses to the crowd. He is winding them up here.

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

BBC Radio 5 live

Former heavyweight champion David Haye on 5 live Sport: "If Carl can compose himself, if he doesn't look to trade too early, then he can outbox and break down Avalos. Frampton can box long and to a script, and I see him winning late doors."

Advantage Frampton

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Carl Frampton has the weight advantage this evening.

Chris Avalos weighed in at 121.9 pounds; whereas Frampton came in right at the super bantamweight limit at 122 pounds.

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Danny Robinson: C'mon Carl, show him who's boss!

Glenn Dorrian: Greatest city on earth, Belfast. C'on Carl, get into him. He's easy.

Carol Scott: C'mon Carl, give him a good hammering!

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Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

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This is like a huge karaoke session. The Belfast punters are now belting out some 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen as they wait for the boxers. Brilliant stuff. You can't help but tap your toes...

Don't forget you can listen to all of this now on BBC Radio 5 live.

Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos

Chris Avalos
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Carl Frampton's challenger, Chris Avalos, speaking to ITV4: "I've fought undefeated fighters and I've fought in people's backyards. This is not new to me - I have done this before. I have been here before, and I'm excited about tonight."

"I'm a much improved fighter"

Fury bt Hammer

Tyson Fury at ringside on BoxNation: "I'm here to entertain. I came here to box a very worthy opponent who was very tough. He took a lot of punishment and his corner knew they had to pull him out. I was going through the motions, really. It was a bit of flair and tear.

"I have come a long, long way in the last three or four years. I went back to basic for this fight, and I'm a much improved fighter. And that's why I'm ready for Klitschko next."