A hero’s welcome for Frampton - and how he deserves it!

Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye''Belfast, UK - February 28, Pictured is Carl Frampton with his Wife Christine as well as his son Rossa and daughter Carla in Belfast on February 28, 2016  Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye''Belfast, UK - February 28, Pictured is Carl Frampton with his Wife Christine as well as his son Rossa and daughter Carla in Belfast on February 28, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Carl Frampton returned home to a hero’s welcome Belfast tonight, just as the City Hall was lighting up green and white in his honour!

The Tigers Bay fighter, now unified super-bantamweight champion of the world after his victory over Scott Quigg, arrived home on a flight from Manchester shortly after tea-time.

Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye''Belfast, UK - February 28, Pictured is Belfast City Hall is illuminated green and white this evening to celebrate Carl Frampton�"s victory in Manchester on February 28, 2016  Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye''Belfast, UK - February 28, Pictured is Belfast City Hall is illuminated green and white this evening to celebrate Carl Frampton�"s victory in Manchester on February 28, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

The 29-year-old defeated Quigg in a split decision in front of 20,000 fans, the majority of whom appeared to be from Northern Ireland.

Frampton has received congratulations from across the world, with First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness both saluting his achievement.

Belfast City Hall was lit up in green and white from 6pm on Sunday.