Carl Frampton would love to be a three weight world champion

Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton has hinted he wants to become a three weight world champion in the future - but the time being he is staying at featherweight.

Frampton claimed the WBA featherweight title on July 30 after beating Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclays Centre in New York.

Before that Frampton was the IBF and WBA Super-bantamweight World champion and he says he will move up to super-featherweight in the next few years.

“I feel I am very strong at featherweight so I am here for the foreseeable future, but if I move up to super-featherweight - which I want to do at some stage of my career - it’s for legacy reasons,” said Frampton.

“To move up and win a world title, you are talking about a three-weight world title from Ireland. That is almost Hall of Fame stuff.

“Maybe then they could say I was one of Ireland’s greatest ever fighters.”