Carl Frampton prepared for Kiko Martinez war of words before clash

Trainer Shane McGuigan and Carl Frampton
Trainer Shane McGuigan and Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton says he will do hid talking in the ring as his IBF World title fight against Kiko Martinez looms large on the horizon.

Frampton will challenge for Kiko’s IBF belt in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast on September 6.

And with fight week just a few days away - ‘The Jackal’ says he hopes the build-up to the fight is more relaxed than the last time around when the press conference and weigh-in became tense affairs.

“He has gone on and won a World title since I beat him last year - and I have given him the respect he deserves for doing that - but he is a hot head and he says things.

“He says crazy things. Like a knocked him out the last time and he says he is coming here this time to ‘retire me.’

“I just expect more of the same this time around - but it’s all hype and I just can’t wait now for September 6,” he added.

Frampton stopped Martinez in the ninth round when they last met but the Tigers Bay man is not underestimating his rival in any way.

“I am preparing for a hard fight. It is going to be a tough fight and the first fight was a very hard fight and to be honest I don’t like looking back at that fight.

“I don’t like looking at it, because I made so many mistakes. It was a good win and a good performance but I don’t like looking back at it - because I know I better than that.”

And what way does Frampton think the fight will go?

“I would love to knock him out but I will be fully prepared for 12 hard rounds and I want to get my hands on the IBF World title.”