Dave ‘Boy’ McAuley believes Carl Frampton’s camp should offer IBF World champion Kiko Martinez a ‘retirement fund’ to get him back to Belfast.
McAuley - the former IBF Flyweight World Champion - watched Frampton dispatch Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey on Saturday night and he believes they should make sure they get Martinez back to Belfast as soon as possible.
“Kiko defends his IBF title against Jeffrey Mathebula in December and if Kiko wins that one I would offer him a kings ransom to get him back to Belfast to face Frampton.
“If I was Kiko I would not be coming back to Belfast to face Frampton again.
“Let us face facts - Carl beats Kiko every time they meet. He coasted through the Kiko fight the last time and then stopped him.
“If I was Kiko, you would have to drag me back to Belfast kicking and screaming, because he knows that if he comes back to Belfast- he is losing his World title.
“He would have to be a lunatic to want to come back to Belfast and fight Frampton.
“They will have to offer him a massive amount of money.
“It would have to be a retirment fund because Kiko and his camp will know they are coming to Belfast to lose,” he added.
And McAuley also believes Frampton would do a better job this time around, if he does meet Martinez in the coming months.
“Kiko is a one trick pony and he will not get any better.Carl is improving all the time and he will only get better and better.
“If they do get Kiko back to Belfast again, Carl will beat him up again and then stop him.
“He will probable stop him even sooner this time around. Kiko’s team will attempt to stay away from Carl for as long as possible, they would be mad to want to come back here.
“So make them an offer they can’t refuse and get him back to Belfast. If they do offer him the right money, Carl will beat him and become a World Champion.”
And McAuley was disappointed with the showing of Parodi on Saturday night.
“In the first three rounds he did nothing. He blocked shots and tried to basically survive.
“He did a wee bit more in rounds four and five, but he was then stopped by a bodyshot in the sixth.
“I think he might have been able to get up from that punch, but I think he just wanted out of there as he was just taking punishment.
“Carl did what he had to do and did a really good job. He was clinical and he got the job done.
“But he will have learnt very little from that fight.
“He needs to be tested - but you can only fight what is out there and as I said ‘he did a very good job.’
And McAuley was delighted to see a packed Odyssey Arena.
“The crowd was fantastic and there was great atmosphere. But can you imagine the size of the crowd when he fights for a World title.
“They will have to go outdoors, because the crowd will be double for that fight.”