Carl Frampton has set his sights on recapturing a world title after putting on an impressive display to stop Luke Jackson at Windsor Park.
The former two-weight world champion, who had previously unified the WBA and IBF super-bantamweight titles, looked a cut above Jackson in Belfast.
He was dominant from the outset and Jackson’s corner eventually decided to throw the towel in as Frampton turned up the pace in round nine.
Frampton had already put his Australian opponent on the canvas with an explosive body shot in the previous round.
The Northern Irishman’s victory sets up a shot at the IBF world title, which is currently held by Leeds fighter Josh Warrington, and he admits he still has a lot to prove.
Frampton said: “This was unreal. “The atmosphere was special, the crowd was fantastic and they made my dream come true. It was unbelievable from start to finish.
“I know myself I still have it but I have to prove it with performances like that. Warrington is a different fight all together, I know that. I want it and it’s an easy fight to make. It makes sense.”
Warrington was impressed with Frampton’s showing against Jackson and claims he is ready to “fight the best”.
“He performed well. He looked nice and relaxed in there and I am looking to get the fight,” Warrington said.
“I have got a lot of respect for him but this is boxing and you want to fight the best.”